Fox & Friends downplays too close to call special election in traditionally Republican Ohio district

Fox & Friends downplays too close to call special election in traditionally Republican Ohio district

Abby Huntsman: "It's a reminder to Republicans you need more than just Trump out there campaigning for you. You need to be likable."

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From the August 8 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): If you run like a Republican, you might actually do well in a Republican district. 

ABBY HUNTSMAN (CO-HOST): There's a reason why [Alexandria] Ocasio-Cortez didn't go visit this district, because I don't think her voice would have been well-received there. It's a good point on [Danny] O'Connor. But, [Troy] Balderson, we'll see how this plays out, but if he gets to that finish line, I don't think he would get there if it weren't for President Trump going and doing that rally just a few days ago. I think it's a reminder to Republicans, you need more than just Trump out there campaigning for you. You need to be likable. The local paper actually endorsed the Democrat, the first time they'd done that in decades, because they said that he couldn't identify on anything other than Trump. They didn't know who he was as a person.

Related:

ABC News: Trump takes credit for Ohio special election win, but race remains too close to call

Previously:

Fox & Friends host: Democrat Conor Lamb, the likely winner of PA special election, “is an exception”

Alex Jones: Democrats stole the Pennsylvania special election by having dead people vote

Media figures adopt Trump's spin to whitewash Ossoff's showing in special election primary

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