Live updates | Ohio secretary race: Trump pick, 2020 denier

Live updates | Ohio secretary race: Trump pick, 2020 denier

FILE – Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose is acknowledged by former President Donald Trump at a rally at the Delaware County Fairgrounds, Saturday, April 23, 2022, in Delaware, Ohio, to endorse Republican candidates ahead of the Ohio primary on May 3. Add one more contest to the white-hot races for Congress and governor that will dominate this year’s midterm elections: secretaries of state. Former President Donald Trump’s attempts to reverse the results of the 2020 election and his subsequent endorsements of candidates for state election offices who are sympathetic to his view have elevated those races to top-tier status. COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Republican primary for Ohio secretary of state features a matchup between an incumbent endorsed by former President Donald Trump and a conservative challenger who denies that Trump lost the 2020 presidential election. The winner of Tuesday’s Republican primary involving elections chief Frank LaRose and challenger John Adams will face Democrat Chelsea Clark in November’s general election. Despite Adams’ open questioning of Democrat Joe Biden’s win in 2020, Trump’s endorsement of LaRose was expected given LaRose’s 2016 support for Trump and his role on a team that handled logistics for Trump’s 2017 inauguration. LaRose adopted some of Trump’s talking points about voter fraud ahead of Trump’s endorsement. One of the most contentious and closely watched U.S. Senate primaries in the country takes place in Ohio. And two candidates endorsed by Trump are favored to secure GOP nominations for open House seats in Ohio. Nine Republicans are […]

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