Ohio Republican Party Chairman Jane Timken on Monday will present the paperwork for President Donald J. Trump to appear on the state’s ballot next November.
The president’s campaign made the announcement Friday.
“Donald J. Trump for President Inc. will deliver the necessary paperwork to appear on the Ohio ballot next November in a filing on Monday, December 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM (EST) in Columbus, OH,” the campaign said. The filing will take place with the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office.
Trump is continuing on with his 2020 campaign even as Democrats are trying to undo the 2016 election, with House Democrats pursuing impeachment, accusing him of abusing his office for personal political gain and obstructing the Congressional impeachment inquiry.
The Ohio Republican Party on Wednesday tweeted, “Democrats on the Judiciary Committee have fully embraced hypocrisy as they push impeachment of President Trump.”
"Democrats on the Judiciary Committee have fully embraced hypocrisy as they push impeachment of President Trump." https://t.co/fEM7iLv9xt
— Ohio Republicans (@ohiogop) December 11, 2019
Trump’s campaign website lists all his “promises kept,” from record growth in the economy to reforming the Veterans Administration.
Trump’s impending filing comes on the heals of filings by some of the Democrats who hope to take his job.
The Office of the Ohio Secretary of State’s Election Division announced that Tom Steyer (on Monday), and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Pete Buttigieg (both on Tuesday) filed petitions, declaration of candidacy, and consent of use name forms, The Ohio Star reported Wednesday. The Democratic primary in Ohio is on Saint Patrick’s Day, March 17.
Even before announcing his 2020 candidacy filing, Trump has kept his eye on winning in Ohio.
Trump’s reelection campaign employed aerial advertising across the city of Westerville, Ohio in October ahead of the Democratic debate at Otterbein University, Battleground State News reported.
“Socialism destroys Ohio jobs. Vote Trump,” said an aerial banner circulating the debate location for several hours ahead of the event.
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Jason M. Reynolds has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist at outlets of all sizes.