More than 2,500 people gathered inside Olentangy Orange High School during President Trump’s rally for Troy Balderson. By contrast, about two dozen people met outside a home in Gahanna to get out the vote for Danny O’Connor.
The two candidates for Ohio’s 12th Congressional District are running two different campaigns.
O’Connor told NBC4 his campaign style is a way he can stay true to himself. “We’re sprinting across the district talking to people about kitchen-table issues,” said O’Connor.
This is how he likes to campaign for Ohio’s 12th Congressional District: to be personable and talk to people face-to-face. O’Connor said the two rallies from both the President and Vice President makes him feel confident in what he’s doing.
“You know going to big rallies with folks who fly in and fly out and aren’t invested in our community, I don’t think it means as much as person to person contact.”
His supporters like Mary and Bob Dixon agree. “It’s that one-on-one that changes peoples’ minds,” said Mary. The Dixons are using their home as a site location for canvassing. They believe it could make a better impact than speaking from a stage.