A win is a win….
And it looks like win will go to the Republican….
But the district would just be a walk in the park for Republicans…
Democrats feel they’ll do better there in less than three month when there is a ‘do over’…..
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said Wednesday that Democrat Danny O’Connor’s strong performance in an Ohio special election “gives me optimism,” even though O’Connor narrowly trails Republican Troy Balderson in the too-close-to-call race.
With votes still being counted, Balderson leads O’Connor by less than 1,800 votes, a difference of less than a percentage point in a Congressional district where President Donald Trump won by 11 points in 2016.
After being out-fundraised by the Democratic candidate, Balderson was boosted by a visit last weekend from the president as well as by a wave of spending by national GOP groups to potentially pull off what will likely be a tight victory.
“In 2016 the Republican who ran for this seat won it by over 30 points. Here we are, we have a dead heat today, a rematch in 90 days,” Perez said on CNN on Wednesday morning. “This gives me optimism, not only about this seat but about other House seats, the U.S. Senate and governor’s races.”
Balderson who had 50.2 percent of the vote as of Wedensday morning, will face off again against O’Connor, who got 49.3 percent, in November’s midterm elections….