President Donald Trump speaks in Utica, N.Y., Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at a joint fundraising committee reception in Utica, N.Y.
Photo: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
Photo: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

President Trump coming to Ohio Friday

Ohio GOP Chairwoman Jane Murphy Timken announced that the president will speak at the party fundraiser where tickets start at $250 per person.

Trump held a rally in Delaware County on Aug. 4 for Republican Congressional candidate Troy Balderson of Zanesville.

In the 2016 election, Trump won Ohio by 8.5-percentage points and shortly after his victory, Trump engineered the ouster of then Ohio GOP chairman Matt Borges, a supporter of Gov. John Kasich.

“I didn’t have the head of the Republican Party on my side,” Trump said at the Aug. 4 rally. “After I won the presidency, I said let’s challenge this guy. Why should we allow that to happen.”

Related: Trump defeats Kasich in fight for Ohio GOP leadership

In Cincinnati on Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence touted the administration’s tax cuts and hold a fundraiser for Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine. Pence also held a rally for Balderson on July 30.

The dinner and program for the GOP dinner start at 6.

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