Strange politics continues in quest for Boehner’s seat

Last week seven candidates attended an endorsement meeting held by the Butler County Republican Party hoping to receive the endorsement from the largest county in the 8th district. Although no candidate breached the 60% requirement to receive the endorsement, one candidate received 59%. That candidate was Butler County Treasurer Roger Reynolds.

Reynolds seemed like the favorite in the race with such a strong base of support.

How quickly things can change.

This afternoon Roger Reynolds officially withdrew from the race.  You can read the press release here:

What prompted this is not yet fully explained. With Reynolds’ withdraw it is hard to predict where this race is headed to next.


Author: Jim

I was born and raised in East Liverpool, Ohio. I received my Bachelor’s degree from Youngstown State University and my Master’s degree from The University of Akron. Since college I have worked in the political field with campaigns, the party, and conservative groups.

5 thoughts on “Strange politics continues in quest for Boehner’s seat”

  1. A shorter version of my comment in the last Butler County entry: being supported by 59% of a committee representing .001% of Republicans in one county out of several in the district ultimately doesn’t mean much.

    1. Jeff,

      I generally don’t respond to comments as I don’t feel it’s necessary but here I will. Butler County makes up over 50% of the district population wise. So yes it does mean very much.

      1. I think what he meant is that those committee people are Butler Co. Republican Party insiders — precinct chairs etc. Who says they represent 59% of the voters? I doubt that they do.

        This District is coming off from having elected an Ohio disgrace as their representative for two decades and Speaker of the House for six of those years. John Boehner did not really reveal what a incompetent, feckless,and duplicitous RINO he was until he became the Speaker.

        Boehner seemed to have more in common with Barack Obama’s politics then most conservatives in his District.

        In six years as the Speaker of the House (and four of those years as the highest ranking elected GOP official in Washington) he accomplished NOTHING save time after time making a public fool of himself and getting his butt handed to him by the democrats.

        You could count on one hand the times John Boehner stood before a national microphone and delivered an INTELLIGENT defense of the national Republican party’s position. Did he even know what it was? The mere mention of government shutdown caused him to wet his pants and back down on all principles ( what principles?)

        Yes the Conservative voters of Butler Co. might do well to take the advice of anyone EXCEPT but the dimwits that make of the GOP leadership. Like I’ve said in the past there is no longer anything “grand” about the GOP.

      2. My point was there’s a big difference between being supported by 59% of all Butler County Republicans vs. being supported by 59% of 0.001% of Butler County Republicans.

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