Chairman Triantafilou: The Primary is Over, Time to Unite

Primary season is always an interesting time in politics. Candidates who are largely united on values and issues work hard to distinguish themselves from other Republicans who have taken on the commendable challenge of running for public office. At the end of the day, it is Republican voters who have the immense responsibility to turn out and choose the candidates they believe will best represent them and win the General Election in November.

Following last night’s results, I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that there are bright days ahead for the Ohio Republican Party and the candidates we are now 100% committed to supporting.

At the top of the ticket, Donald J. Trump has secured the Republican nomination for President of the United States. This year, the Republican National Convention will be held in Milwaukee, and I look forward to traveling out there with all of our Ohio delegates to show our support for President Trump.

Joe Biden’s presidency has been a complete and total disaster. Every Ohioan need only ask themselves, “Am I better off now than I was four years ago?” The answer for the vast majority of Americans is unequivocally “no.” President Trump loves this country and is exactly the candidate we need to unite our party at the top of the ticket and drive turnout in November.

Ohio’s U.S. Senate race is shaping up to be the most important race in the entire nation, and we are honored to have the opportunity to fight alongside Bernie Moreno to finally retire Sherrod Brown. For decades, Sherrod has proven to be nothing more than a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Sherrod’s priorities do not lie with working Ohio families. Instead, he has built his career off the backs of D.C. special interests and by cozying up to far-left Democrats like Chuck Schumer, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren.

Over the past several months, Bernie has proven that he will go to Washington and fight for America First policies that will improve the lives of all Ohioans. We look forward to working hand in glove with him as we lend our full support to flip the U.S. Senate. He will be a strong ally alongside Senator J.D. Vance in Washington.

In the other chamber of Congress, I want to extend a sincere note of congratulations to Orlando Sonza (OH-1), Dave Taylor (OH-2), Michael Rulli (OH-6), Derek Merrin (OH-9), and Keven Coughlin (OH-13) who have been chosen by Republican voters to represent their districts in the United States House of Representatives. Democrats like Emilia Sykes, Marcy Kaptur and Greg Landsman have carried the water for Joe Biden for the last three years, and are fully responsible for the current border crisis, massive inflation, and our degraded standing on the world stage. Expanding our majority in the U.S. House is integral to getting our nation back on track, and Ohio will do our part.

Finally, I want to extend a warm welcome to all of my newly elected colleagues on the Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee. The members of our committee are passionate patriots, and their efforts are essential to spreading Republicans’ winning message in every corner of the Buckeye State.

Whether you are a disenfranchised Democrat, independent, or lifelong GOP faithful, I hope you will join us in supporting our strong Republican candidates in 2024 and securing major victories up and down the ballot on November 5th.

Alex Triantafilou is Chairman of the Ohio Republican Party