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RELEASE: DeWine, Husted clinch Republican Nomination

May 8, 2018

Mike DeWine and Jon Husted Clinch Republican Nomination

COLUMBUS – Tonight, Mike DeWine and Jon Husted decisively clinched the Republican nomination for Governor and Lt. Governor. Fox News officially called the race less than an hour after the polls closed at 7:30 PM.

Delivering remarks to a packed venue in Franklinton, both DeWine and Husted thanked the crowd for their support but stressed that much more work remained ahead before November.

Flanked by his family, Jon Husted spoke to those who are struggling in Ohio:

“And for those who are out there struggling to get ahead: We will shine the light of hope and opportunity and lead the way toward a more prosperous future for all,” Husted said.

Concluding the evening, Mike DeWine looked forward to the general election:

“My promise to you today is that as the Governor of the State of Ohio, I not waste a day! There will be a sense of urgency in everything I do! I have prepared my whole life for this job, and when Jon Husted and I walk into the Governor’s office on January 14th, we will be ready to go!”


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