Balderson looking forward to November election after declaring victory in special election

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Troy Balderson is already looking forward to the November election.  He says he will campaign hard despite being in Washington. By all appearances, President trump got his way.

“It helped. President trumps endorsement helped my campaign. Governor Kasich helped my campaign. Congressman Patt Tiberi helped my campaign. It all helped. I was fortunate to have that,” said Balderson.

Senator Balderson is already claiming victory despite there not being an officially announced as the winner yet.  Thousands of absentee ballots haven’t been counted.

“I said that from the very beginning that this race is going to be close. And not only this race. The primary is going to be close,” said Balderson.

If Balderson holds the seat in Congress for the next several months that means he’ll spend a great deal of his time in Washington D.C.

Balderson said being in Washington won’t hurt his ability to campaign for the November election.

“No. There is a balance to this. I am currently the sitting state senator. I was able to do my Senate duties and also campaign. So you can do that. Yes it’s a little further away than beforehand, but yes I’ll be able to manage that,” said Balderson.

Balderson said President Trump called him last night to congratulate him.

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