Ohio Republicans head home with mixed feelings on Trump


CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio Republicans leave the Cleveland convention with mixed feelings among them about their party’s presidential nominee, while saying they will take him over his Democratic foe.

The state’s delegation received a lot of attention this week because home-state Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) has refused to endorse Donald Trump and steered clear of the Trump-led convention.

Trump’s aggressive speech Thursday night raised some hopes about his chances against Hillary Clinton.

Hamilton County GOP chairman Alex Triantafilou (tree-AHN’-tuh-fee-loo) says Trump presented a “winning message” by saying he will provide a voice for struggling Americans. He called Trump “a true outsider” in a Twitter message.

State Rep. Niraj (nih-RAHJ’) Antani (an-TAHN’-ee) of Miamisburg says Trump showed his skill at identifying problems Americans are concerned about. Now he’d like to see specific plans.

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