President Donald Trump is touting Tuesday's night's special election in Ohio as a Republican victory and is looking toward November for more success.
Republican Troy Balderson is currently leading Democrat Danny O'Connor in Ohio's 12th Congressional District by less than 2,000 votes. The race is still too close to call and Balderson hasn't officially been declared the winner.
When I decided to go to Ohio for Troy Balderson, he was down in early voting 64 to 36. That was not good. After my speech on Saturday night, there was a big turn for the better. Now Troy wins a great victory during a very tough time of the year for voting. He will win BIG in Nov.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 8, 2018
.....Congratulations to Troy Balderson on a great win in Ohio. A very special and important race!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 8, 2018
As long as I campaign and/or support Senate and House candidates (within reason), they will win! I LOVE the people, & they certainly seem to like the job I’m doing. If I find the time, in between China, Iran, the Economy and much more, which I must, we will have a giant Red Wave!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 8, 2018
RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel is crediting President Trump for Balderson's perceived win after he paid a visit to a key Ohio district over the weekend.
.@GOPChairwoman: "@POTUS came in. He had a rally in Delaware County which was the key county last night, and it put @Troy_Balderson over the edge, and we won last night in that all-important district." pic.twitter.com/amCA4lDmnT— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 8, 2018
In addition to Balderson in Ohio, the President is also touting other primary victories for candidates he endorsed.
Congratulations to a future STAR of the Republican Party, future Senator John James. A big and bold victory tonight in the Great State of Michigan - the first of many. November can’t come fast enough!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 8, 2018
Congratulations to Bill Schuette. You will have a Big win in November and be a tremendous Governor for the Great State of Michigan. Lots of car and other companies moving back!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 8, 2018
Congratulations to Josh Hawley on your big Senate Primary win in Missouri. I look forward to working with you toward a big win in November. We need you in Washington!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 8, 2018