By FRANK LEWIS
PDT Staff Writer
The Ohio Republican Party has endorsed Congresswoman Jean Schmidt for election in the March 6 primary. With recent announcements that Brad Wenstrup, Fred Kundrata, Tony Brush, and Joe Green are all seeking the Republican nomination for Ohio’s Second U.S. House District in March, the state Republican Party is putting its push behind the incumbent.
“Congresswoman Jean Schmidt possesses the work ethic and values needed to stand up for Southwest Ohio residents,” said Kevin DeWine, state GOP chairman. “The Ohio Republican Party endorses Congresswoman Schmidt’s re-election and looks forward to working with her to carry our party’s message and principles to the voters of Ohio’s newly formed Second Congressional District.”
The district will expand to include Highland County and part of Ross County next year, and residents there are eligible to vote in the Republican primary election this March 6. The district now includes all or parts of Hamilton, Clermont, Brown, Adams, Scioto and Pike counties.
“With the challenges facing Ohio families and job creators today, it’s absolutely critical that Speaker John Boehner and Sen. Rob Portman have a conservative ally in Congress who will place the needs of Ohioans first,” DeWine said.
“I’m grateful for the support of my fellow Republicans,” Schmidt said, “I share the conservative values of the people of southern Ohio, and I will continue to be their strong voice in our nation’s capital. My focus is on job creation, slashing federal spending, cutting the national deficit, and reducing taxes.”
Schmidt said she was pleased to have received the endorsement of the Scioto County Republican Party, as well as Adams County, and Brown County parties.
Frank Lewis may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 232, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.