Buckeye Firearms Assoc. endorsee Joy Padgett wins special primary

The Associated Press is reporting that three-time Buckeye Firearms Association endorsee Joy Padgett defeated her four opponents in the special Republican primary election held today in the 18th congressional district.

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With all 630 precincts (100 percent) counted, the unofficial vote totals are:

Joy Padgett - 9,451 - 66 percent
James Brodbelt Harris - 2,102 - 15 percent
Ray Feikert - 1433 - 10 percent
Ralph Applegate - 768 - 5 percent
Jerry Firman - 490 - 3 percent

We would like to thank all the Second Amendment rights supporters who helped make this victory possible.

Senator Joy Padgett has pro-hunting and pro-self defense convictions that the people of her district understand and practice. Her ability to connect with the voters on many levels helped propel her to an overwhelming victory yesterday. She will now take the momentum from yesterday’s win into the fall election.

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Padgett is looking to replace embattled Bob Ney as the Representative for Ohio’s 18th district in Washington D.C.

Padgett has been a strong leader in the Ohio Senate, fighting to pass a good HB347. While it’s always sad to lose a strong friend to another job, we all understand how important it is to send good people to Washington. Padgett is the kind of person we would love to keep in Ohio, but who we need to send to D.C.

Padgett has been endorsed by Buckeye Firearms Association for the November 7 general election. Her proven leadership on our issues and personal convictions will be an asset to all law-abiding citizens.

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