Ohio Republican Party endorses Trump

Ohio’s Republican Party endorsed former President Trump in his reelection bid for the White House on Friday.

“President Trump has proven time and again that despite the unhinged and relentless attacks from the radical left, he will never give up on fighting for Ohio’s workers, business and families,” Ohio Republican Party Chair Alex M. Triantafilou said in a Trump campaign press release. “His unapologetic leadership and commitment to putting America First is exactly what we need to reverse course from the failed policies of Joe Biden and Sherrod Brown.”

Ohio’s becomes the first state Republican Party to endorse the former president for 2024, according to reports from multiple outlets.

Trump’s endorsement by Ohio Republicans follows recent wins for liberal causes in the Buckeye State. At the beginning of last month, a majority of voters in Ohio voted for a ballot measure that enshrined abortion rights in the state constitution. Voters also voted to legalize recreational marijuana, making Ohio the 24th state to do so.

“While we appreciate all of the Republican candidates who are passionately making their case to the American people, it is clear that President Trump is the right choice in this moment,” Triantafilou continued in his statement.

Trump leads his 2024 GOP presidential rivals by a wide margin, polling at an average of 60 percent, followed by Gov. Ron DeSantis (Fla.) at 12.6 percent, former Gov. Nikki Haley (S.C.) at 9.5 percent and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, who is from Ohio, at 5.1 percent, according to FiveThirtyEight.

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