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Special Election Set For Boehner’s Seat


For seven months, Ohio’s 8th Congressional district seat will be open thanks to John Boehner’s resignation Saturday night. 

Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.

Governor John Kasich has set a special election for June 7, with a primary if needed on March 15, the same day as the presidential primary. It’ll be the first time in a quarter century there won’t be an incumbent on the ballot. And already several Republicans have expressed an interest – Sen. Bill Beagle, Rep. Tim Derickson, Butler County Auditor Roger Reynolds are the officeholders who say they’ll run, along with residents Scott George and Eric Gurr and JD Winteregg – the last two ran against Boehner in 2014.  A Democrat hasn’t won that district since 1932.

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