ICYMI: CNN Shifts OH-14 in Rader’s Favor

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Contact: Brexton Isaacs, Brexton@BetsyRaderForCongress.com

ICYMI: CNN Shifts OH-14 in Rader’s Favor

Shift occurs alongside Paul Ryan’s retirement announcement


Novelty, OH – On Wednesday afternoon, CNN shifted OH-14 in Betsy Rader’s favor, yet another sign that Congressman David Joyce is vulnerable in this November’s election. CNN’s move comes just weeks after Sabato’s Crystal Ball, another leading source for analysis on House races across the country, also moved its designation for OH-14 in Democrats’ favor. These rating changes indicate that Betsy Rader’s campaign is gaining momentum and that Congressman David Joyce’s reelection is in jeopardy as he faces his toughest challenge yet.

“I’m seeing tremendous support on the ground from people all across the political spectrum; Democrats, Republicans, and Independents alike. This movement affirms what we’re feeling in the district — voters are ready to make a change because they are tired of Congressman Joyce’s failure to stand up for what’s right,” said Betsy Rader.

OH-14 voters have demonstrated a willingness to vote for federal, state, and local Democrats. In 2006, Sherrod Brown, who has endorsed Rader, won the district with 56.6% of the vote and Ted Strickland carried it in the Governor’s race with 65.2%. In 2012, Senator Brown won OH-14 with 50.5% of the two-way vote. President Obama nearly won OH-14 in 2008, falling short just 0.1%, and in 2012, falling short by 3.3%.

By Terence Burlij, CNN
OH-14: Democrat Betsy Rader doesn’t have a primary, giving her a clear shot at challenging GOP Rep. Dave Joyce in the 14th, home to the Cleveland and Akron suburbs. Like OH-12, this district has been more favorable to Democrats in previous elections than PA-18. Trump won it by 11 points in 2016, but Romney carried it by only three points in 2012. This race moves from Solid Republican to Likely Republican.