- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) - Although there is only one candidate on the ballot, Ohio will hold a special primary Sept. 13 for a Democrat to challenge recently elected Republican U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson in former House Speaker John Boehner’s home district.

Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted) on Monday announced details of the primary while also urging the Legislature to change the state law making the special vote necessary because of ballot timing issues.

Steven Fought, a former congressional staffer from Toledo, was the only Democrat to file for the special ballot last week after nominee Corey Foister abruptly withdrew from the race.

Davidson won a June 7 special election to complete Boehner’s term with 77 percent of the vote and will seek a full term in November in the GOP-dominated, six-county 8th District.

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