Republicans Seem Very Worried About Tuesday’s Ohio Special Election

Fox News politics editor Chris Stirewalt

But with House Speaker Paul Ryan, Vice President Mike Pence, and even President Trump showing up in Ohio's 12th Congressional District in recent days, it's obvious that Republicans are very concerned about losing Tuesday's special election, the last before voters head to the polls in November.

President Trump also said in his tweet "I like Mike!" in an apparent reference to the debate over whether LeBron James is better than National Basketball Association legend Michael Jordan.

John Kasich (R) said Sunday that Republican congressional candidate Troy Balderson had claimed he didn't have anything to do with inviting President Donald Trump to campaign on his behalf.

And the most dramatic effort came on Saturday night, when President Trump held a rally in the district - though there was concern even before the rally that the president might do more harm than good.

Trump also brought to the stage OH congressman Jim Jordan, calling him "a tough cookie".

President Donald Trump tweeted his "full and total endorsement" for Rep. Steve Stivers on Thursday, encouraging people to vote for him on August 7.

"It's likely in the end that Balderson should be able to win narrowly", he said.

Trump critic Susan Lindquist says she's trying to change one person's mind at a time about the president, who she says is destroying the country.

Trump deleted the tweet naming Stivers and replaced it with one supporting Balderson.

Trump was traveling Saturday to OH to hold a rally for state Sen. Troy Balderson, the Republican candidate for a U.S. House seat in a Tuesday special election, point blank why he invited Trump to campaign for him at his event in Delaware County.

The rally comes hours after Trump denounced arguably Ohio's favorite native son, basketball superstar LeBron James, who just opened a school for underprivileged children there.

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