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Ohio GOP Leader Says DNC Will Trail In Excitement

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Andy Chow
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David Johnson, Columbiana County Republican Party Chair, was one of the few Ohio Republican Delegates to consistently stand up and cheer for Donald Trump during his speech at the RNC in Cleveland

The Republican National Convention in Cleveland was a unique experience for many delegates, capped by mixed feelings about the party’s presidential nominee Donald Trump. But as Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, GOP leaders say there was something at the RNC that won't be duplicated at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week. 

High-profile speakers seemed timid to even mention Donald Trump’s name around Ohio Republicans during the RNC.

But Katie Eagan, executive director of the Ohio Republican Party, says the party as a whole generated excitement Democrats won’t be able to top, despite nominating the first female presidential nominee in U.S. history.

“I would celebrate a female president I would love to see that but not this one. I wanna look at my daughter and say look at this wonderful example of a female president and Hillary’s not that person,” said Eagan.

The DNC plans to raise the stakes at their convention with more speakers with better name recognition.

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