CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s Democratic Party chair is stepping down after six years in which Republicans including Donald Trump dominated statewide elections.
David Pepper, a former Hamilton County commissioner and Cincinnati council member, sent a letter Monday to party officials saying he will resign at year’s end.
He suggested those interested in succeeding him could speak at a Dec. 15 executive committee meeting.
Once considered a bellwether swing state, Ohio has swung to the GOP, which has won the last three elections for governor and nearly all other statewide offices. Trump carried it twice by some 8 percentage points each time.
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