MANSFIELD, Ohio - Vice President Mike Pence was back in the Buckeye state for a final push ahead of the midterm election next week. This comes as the race for Ohio’s next governor heats up.
Vice President Pence landed on Air Force Two at Rob Ridenour’s Hangar at the Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport.
He spoke at the Get Out The Vote rally for Representative Troy Balderson and candidate for Ohio’s Governor, Mike DeWine. The event included many prominent Republicans, including Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor candidate Jon Husted, as well as candidate for U.S. Senate Jim Renacci, Congressman Troy Balderson, Congressman Bob Gibbs, candidate for Attorney General Dave Yost, candidate for Auditor of State Keith Faber, candidate for Secretary of State Frank LaRose, candidate for Treasurer of State Robert Sprague, Mary DeGenaro and Craig Baldwin.
Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray are locked in a tight race ahead of Tuesday’s election day. Polls have kept them neck-and-neck for months. Both have big names supporting them, too. DeWine has Vice President Mike Pence but he also just received the support of Governor John Kasich, who will hold a rally for DeWine in Columbus on Friday.
As for Cordray, former Vice President Joe Biden has been rallying behind him. Biden just spoke at an event in Youngstown for Cordray on Monday.
"The last ditch attempt from Washington Republicans to boost Congressman Jim Renacci's flailing campaign won't work. Whether it's his travels on a strip club owner's private plane, or his attempts to avoid paying taxes on more than $13 million in income, Ohioans know that Congressman Renacci always looks out for himself," the Ohio Democratic Party said in response to the visit.
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