Candidates appear in final events before Election Day


By Stone Shields

Local candidates in the Nov. 8 election are planning a flurry of events before Election Day Tuesday.

On Nov. 4, candidates endorsed by the Butler County Republican Party will take part in an event from 4:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at Delta Hotels Marriott Cincinnati in Sharonville, a stop on an Ohio bus tour featuring the Republican statewide ticket.

“I believe all the state officers are going to be pulling in there,” said administrative assistant for the Butler County Republican Party Linda Kennedy.

The ticket includes Gov. Mike DeWine, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, U.S. Senate candidate JD Vance, Attorney General Dave Yost, Auditor Keith Faber, Secretary of State Frank LaRose, Treasurer Robert Sprague, Supreme Court Justices Sharon Kennedy, Pat Fischer, and Pat DeWine, and U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot.

The Butler County Democrats do not appear to have any public events scheduled before the election. On its website, the next event is simply Election Day, Nov. 8.

However, Democratic candidate for the Ohio House of Representatives Sam Lawrence will hold a rally at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 6. at Shriver Center, where he will speak before heading out to canvas Oxford and get out the vote. He will be joined by Columbus lawyer Morgan Harper, who unsuccessfully ran in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate. 

On Miami’s campus, Democratic and Republican student groups are completing their pre-election efforts.

“We have just concluded our door knocking efforts as a club,” said Miami University College Republicans Chairman Kit Wolke. “Our club has had people out knocking on doors for the past six weeks.”

Advisors to both the Republican and Democratic student groups said they were unaware of any efforts by the students to get out the vote, but that students may be making efforts they are not aware of. 

“They consult me and keep me informed, but I don’t sign off on individual activities and what they do or anything like that,” said Ryan Barilleaux, adviser to the Miami Republicans.