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GOP Ohio Senate candidate Bill Reineke announces endorsements from Yost, Faber, Sprague

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From left: Ohio Auditor Keith Faber, State Rep. Bill Reineke, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost

Ohio Senate candidate and current State Rep. Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) has been endorsed in his Republican primary race by three statewide officials, his campaign announced Thursday.

Attorney General Dave Yost, Auditor Keith Faber, and Treasurer Robert Sprague, all Republicans, endorsed Reineke’s bid for the 26th district State Senate seat in a rebuke to his conservative challenger, Marysville businesswoman Melissa Ackison.

Reineke and Ackison and running in the March primary election to succeed term-limited Senator Dave Burke (R-Marysville), who has also endorsed Reineke for the seat.

“This is a significant day for my campaign. I truly appreciate the support of these three leaders of our state. I have enjoyed working with the Attorney General, Auditor, and Treasurer on key issues affecting Ohioans, and look forward to building on that work in the Ohio Senate,” Reineke said in a statement.

The endorsements come as Reineke faces pressure to debate Ackison before the March primary election.

The 26th senate district includes all or parts of Seneca, Sandusky, Marion, Morrow, Union, Crawford, and Wyandot counties.


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