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Bad Week For Borges Continues As Gibbs Endorses Timken For ORP Chair

Ohio Republican Party Chairman Matt Borges is having a challenging week.

Ohio native Bob Paduchik, who the Ohio Republican Party mocked by creating a crudely named fake Twitter account, was named RNC Co-Chair. Borges had set his ambitions to move to the RNC and his poor calculations against Trump have cost him a promotion in addition to soiling his reputation. He looks incredibly foolish now that Paduchik has a new role at the RNC.

Borges also has a challenger in his quest for another term as Chairman of the Ohio Republican Party. Stark County GOP Vice Chair Jane Timken has thrown her hat into ring to succeed Borges. And Timken has the backing of one of Ohio’s Congressmen.

Congressman Bob Gibbs sent a letter to State Central Committee Members stating that it’s time for a change in leadership at the Ohio Republican Party.

Bob Gibbs SCC letter

Bob Gibbs SCC letter

I expect that Gibbs is just the first big endorsement for Timken. Others will get behind Timken as they want to work with the Trump Administration. Borges can’t erase the damage he did with not only Trump, but with grassroots Republicans. The best way to heal those wounds and move forward is to replace him.

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