Candidates to replace Boehner to appear on Ohio ballot twice

House Speaker John Boehner (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Voters in a southwestern Ohio congressional district will vote twice for the replacement of former House Speaker John Boehner.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports a primary for the special election to fill the remaining six-month term for Ohio’s 8th Congressional District is scheduled for March 15.

A special election is then scheduled for June 7 to ultimately decide who will finish out Boehner’s term.

But also on March 15, voters will nominate a candidate to serve the following two-year term. The general election next November will then decide who will serve that term.

Two different candidates could theoretically be nominated: One to complete Boehner’s current term, and one to serve the new term that begins in 2017. 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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