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Republicans Set To Host Events Around Ohio During Convention

Evan Vucci

President Donald Trump's campaign in Ohio is preparing for a busy week, running many events in collaboration with the Republican National Convention. The president's supporters say people will see a very different message compared to last week's Democratic National Convention.

Dan Lusheck, press secretary for President Trump's re-election campaign in Ohio, called last week's virtual Democratic National Convention a "distraction from the issues that really matter" for the working class.

Lusheck says this week's Republican National Convention, in which Trump is scheduled to receive the nomination, will lay out a more positive vision.

"A celebration of the countless stories of the everyday Americans who've been empowered and have had their lives improved thanks to the policies and the promises that President Trump kept during his first term," Lusheck says.

Democrats argue Trump has hurt the working class by mishandling the coronavirus pandemic, leading to the economic downturn.

"They're (the Democrats) trying to distract the American people from the issues that really matter to everyday Americans," Lusheck argues. "As we close in on November, we want to hear what matters to the working men and women of this country."

Lusheck says the campaign is planning many events throughout Ohio including watch parties, both in-person and virtual. The party is planning a watch party on Thursday night at South Drive-In in Columbus.

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Andy Chow is a general assignment state government reporter who focuses on environmental, energy, agriculture, and education-related issues. He started his journalism career as an associate producer with ABC 6/FOX 28 in Columbus before becoming a producer with WBNS 10TV.