Troy Balderson with only a 1-point edge.
President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Olentangy Orange High School in Lewis Center, Ohio, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. I am better everything than they have, including this, " Trump said, pointing at his own head. He is a great Congressman who is tough on crime & borders & inspiration to our Military & Vets.
He also brought on-stage Freedom Caucus member and Ohio Representative Jim Jordan, who praised the president on his leadership and accomplishments, amid cheers from the crowd saying "speaker of the house".
Hundreds of people are slowly making their way into an OH high school ahead of a rally headlined by President Donald Trump.
"I asked him, I said, 'Troy, why- Did you invite Trump in here?"
Truck driver and Trump supporter Rob LaPat is attending his first Trump rally.
Balderson is running in Tuesday's special election for an open congressional seat against Democrat Danny O'Connor, the Franklin County recorder.
While Donald Trump's presidency may have contributed to Democrats and Republicans growing further apart, it also seems to have widened the gap between the pro-Trump wing of the GOP, and the anti-Trump wing of the same party. As NPR reported, President Donald Trump's fiscal policies have been receiving significant pushback, not only from global allies and Democrats but also from Republicans.
Trump was traveling Saturday to OH to hold a rally for state Sen.
Trump relished playing the role of Republican kingmaker, bragging how the GOP candidates he's opposed, like Rep. Mark Sanford of SC, have lost. Pat Tiberi (R-OH), who left Congress in January.
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.