Boehner challenger drops out

(Photo WDTN/Kris Sproles)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – One of John Boehner’s opponents in the 8th Congressional District has thrown in the towel.

Matthew Ashworth said he is withdrawing from the May 6 primary.

Ashworth said he does not want to split the vote and is now backing fellow Butler County businessman Eric Gurr.

J.D. Winteregg of Troy is also challenging Boehner in the May primary. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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