Huckabee not on Second District ballot


By Frank Lewis - [email protected]



If you are a Mike Huckabee supporter you might need to know that he will not be on the Second Congressional District ballot in the March Republican primary election.

“He is on the ballot for the delegates-at-large and the alternates-at-large to the national convention,” Scioto County Board of Elections Director Julia Gearheart said. “But then they break it down for the districts so they’re on there twice. So he’s on there once but he’s not on there for the one (Second) district.”

Gearheart said she does not know why the Republican Party does it that way – “but in the Republican Party they always have them on there twice. They do it for the delegates-at-large to the national convention and then they do it district wide and he’s not on the Second District. He is the only candidate who didn’t make it to the Second District.”

In addition to Huckabee, those certified as Republican delegates-at-large and alternates-at-large include Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, John Kasich, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum and Donald Trump.

Democrat delegates-at-large and alternates-at-large on the ballot is Hillary Clinton, Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente and Bernie Sanders.

For the United States Senate, Kelli Prather, P.G. Sittenfeld and Ted Strickland will be on the Democrat ballot while Don Elijah Eckhart and Rob Portman will be on the Republican ballot and Joseph R. DeMare will represent the Green party.

For Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court for the full term commencing Jan., 1, 2017, Maureen O’Connor is on the Republican ballot.

For Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court for the full term commencing Jan. 1, 2017, John P. O’Donnell is on the Democrat ballot and Pat Fischer and Colleen Mary O’Toole are both on the Republican ballot.

For Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court for the full term commencing Jan. 2, 2017, Cynthia Rice will appear on the Democrat ballot, while Pat DeWine will be on the Republican ballot.

County boards of elections are required to certify congressional candidates by the 70th day before the primary election, January 5, 2016. In multi-county districts, contests are certified by the most populous county in the district. To get a list of those candidates, you will need to contact the individual county boards of elections.

By Frank Lewis

[email protected]

Reach Frank Lewis at 740-353-3101, ext. 1928, or on Twitter @franklewis.

Reach Frank Lewis at 740-353-3101, ext. 1928, or on Twitter @franklewis.

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