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.