Mike Carey, endorsed by former President Donald Trump, on Tuesday (August 3, US time) won the Republican primaries for the federal House of Representatives seat in the constituency. number 15, Ohio State.
Mike Carey won the Republican primaries for the House of Representatives seat representing the 15th Ohio constituency. (Video screenshot)
Mr. Carey is a Christian, graduated from Ohio University in 1993 and served in the military from 1989 to 1999. Before Trump’s endorsement, Mr. Carey was virtually unknown in politics.
The race for the federal House of Representatives position in the 15th district, Ohio state is to replace the position of former Republican Representative Steve Stivers. Mr. Stivers resigned from the congressman and assumed the position of Chairman and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce in mid-May 2021.
There are 10 other candidates participating in the Republican primary with Carey, including former congressman Ron Hood and incumbent congressman Jeff LaRe.
All of Carey’s opponents in this primaries have more political experience than he does. In particular, State Senator Stephanie Kunze has nearly 9 years of working in the Ohio House of Representatives and Senate. She received endorsements from the Republican Party of Franklin County, the largest county in the 15th constituency, and from the Women’s Vote Value Political Action Committee.
State Senator Bob Peterson has served in the Ohio congress since 2012. Mr. Peterson is the former president of the Ohio Department of Agriculture and is endorsed by Right to Live in Ohio and by the former President of the Senate. Larry Obhof.
Incumbent State Representative Jeff LaRe received endorsements from the Political Action Committee of Federal Senator Rand Paul (Kentucky) and former Representative Steve Stivers.
According to The Hill, Trump’s political groups last week spent about $350,000 on campaigning for Carey online and on television, as well as sending messages to voters via text message. .
Mr. Carey ultimately won overwhelmingly with 36% of the vote, double the approval rating of second place.
Former President Trump on the evening of August 3 (US time) issued a statement congratulating Mr. Carey. “Great Republican victory for Mike Carey. Big numbers! Thank you Ohio and all of our wonderful patriotic Americans. Congratulations Mike and his family. He will never let you down!” Mr. Trump wrote.
Before Carey, Susan Wright was also endorsed by Trump last week but lost to a Republican colleague in the special election for the federal House of Representatives seat in Texas.
Carey will have to continue to win the Democratic nomination in the November 2 general election to represent Ohio’s 15th district in the federal House of Representatives.
The outside world predicts that the Republican candidate will win easily in the 15th constituency, Ohio. Previously, Mr. Stivers had easily won six consecutive elections in this area with an average of 24.32 percentage points over his opponent, according to ballotpedia.org. Trump also won the 15th, Ohio constituency in both the 2016 and 2020 elections by 15.4 percentage points and 14.1 percentage points, respectively.