Trump Endorses Wrong Guy, Who Already Won Primary Race

UNITED STATES - APRIL 18: Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, walks down the House steps after final votes of the week on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
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President Donald Trump on Thursday endorsed the wrong person, telling Ohio Republicans to support Rep. Steve Stivers’ (R-OH, pictured above) reelection on Aug. 7, even though Stivers had already won an uncontested primary on May 8.

Bloomberg’s Sahil Kapur caught the error:

Stivers, as it happens, leads House Republicans’ electoral organization, the National Republican Congressional Committee.

It appears Trump meant to endorse state Sen. Troy Balderson, who will face off in an Aug. 7 special election against Democrat Danny O’Connor. The winner will fill the seat of Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH), who left Congress in January.

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  1. Buried lede: every Republican endorsed is the wrong guy.

  2. GOP reps are fungible.

  3. ANOTHer wiN for TRUMP. He ENDORses and THE PEOPLE elect. RED WAVE maga.

  4. Eh, Ohio, no place for a trump golf course or hotel.

  5. Avatar for jrw jrw says:

    Next up is an endorsement of Frederick Douglass.

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