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.

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