ZANESVILLE, OH (WCMH) – Republican 12th District candidate Troy Balderson is making waves on social media with a comment made during a Zanesville rally.

Balderson spoke to a crowd at American Pride in Zanesville Monday, WHIZ reported. Balderson said he wanted his hometown base fired up to vote.

“I gotta have 85%. Eighty-five percent from Muskingum County this time, not 80, but 85,” said Balderson. “My opponent is from Franklin County, and Franklin County has been challenging. We don’t want somebody from Franklin County representing us. It’s really important that we move that needle tomorrow.”

O’Connor pounced on the line on Twitter, saying, “Our district deserves someone who is going to represent all of us. @Troy_Balderson just made it crystal clear that’s not him.”