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Ohio GOP strips candidate of endorsement over dating site

Posted at 6:06 AM, Feb 08, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Republican Party's governing body has taken back its endorsement of a state House candidate. The party's chairwoman had urged Joe Dills to withdraw from the March 17 primary because he has had an account with an online dating site that encourages extramarital affairs. The GOP's state central & executive committee met Thursday night by conference call and announced it won't endorse anyone in the three-candidate primary in Clermont County. Dills blamed “insiders in Columbus” and says he has the support of Republicans in the 65th district. Dills said he signed up for an Ashley Madison account while single.