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Trump-endorsed GOP candidate has 11% lead in Ohio congressional race

Randy Mancini 9 October 21, 2021
In this June 1, 2021 photo, Mike Carey, speaks at the kick-off of his 15th Congressional District campaign in Grove City, Ohio. Former President Donald Trump has backed Carey, a longtime coal lobbyist, as one of the candidates in the crowded Republican primary for an open U.S. House seat in central Ohio. (Barbara J. Perenic/Columbus Dispatch via AP, File)

In this June 1, 2021 photo, Mike Carey, speaks at the kick-off of his 15th Congressional District campaign in Grove City, Ohio. Former President Donald Trump has backed Carey, a longtime coal lobbyist, as one of the candidates in the crowded Republican primary for an open U.S. House seat in central Ohio. (Barbara J. Perenic/Columbus Dispatch via AP, File)

An Ohio congressional candidate endorsed by 45th President Donald Trump is found to have a massive lead over his Democrat opponent. According to a poll by Emerson College and NBC, Republican candidate Mike Carey has an 11 percent lead in a race to replace retired congressman Steve Stivers.

The poll found 50 percent of voters support Carey while only 39 percent support his Democrat opponent Allison Russo. Additionally, almost 60 percent of undecided voters said they are leaning toward Carey while only 40 percent said they may back Russo.

Aside of an endorsement by President Trump, Carey is also backed by House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.)

“We need a fighter like Mike in Congress to stand up to the Democrats’ socialist agenda and get our country back on track,” stated the California Republican.

Like so many people across #OH15, my hometown molded me into the person I am today. I hope this story gives you some good insight into who I am and I hope to earn your vote on November 2!https://t.co/lipcghTCia

— Carey For Congress (@MikeCareyOH15) September 14, 2021

The special election in Ohio’s 15th Congressional District is slated for November 2.

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