Trump-Backed Carey, Clyburn-Backed Brown Win in Ohio Special Election Primaries

Candidates backed by former President Donald Trump and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) appear headed to Congress after winning primaries in special elections for two vacant House seats representing Ohio. Mike Carey, a former coal executive, easily toppled a crowded field, taking over 18,600 votes, according to a preliminary vote count late Tuesday. State Rep. Jeff LaRe, backed by former Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), who vacated the seat earlier this year, was in second but had managed only 6,724 votes. Carey won the Republican primary but is expected to win the general election for the seat, which represents the 15th Congressional District. “Great Republican win for Mike Carey. Big numbers! Thank you to Ohio and all of our wonderful American patriots. Congratulations to Mike and his family. He will never let you down!” Trump said in a statement. Carey said that Republican voters “sent a clear message to the …Read More

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