Conservative group to boost GOP with Ohio turnout campaign

Voting stickers. (WDTN Photo/Paul Rodzinka)
Voting stickers. (WDTN Photo/Paul Rodzinka)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A conservative advocacy powerhouse says it is launching a massive get-out-the-vote effort in Ohio aimed at electing Republicans in the battleground state.

Americans for Prosperity-Ohio tells The Associated Press the mobilization campaign will launch Thursday. It’s set to include phone calls, mailers and door knocks across the state by more than 200 unpaid volunteers.

The plan sets off a battle of the ground games in Ohio headed into Election Day.

Progressive groups said Wednesday they’ve put together an unprecedented coordinated campaign to mobilize the former “Obama coalition” in favor of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

The coalition includes the AFL-CIO labor umbrella, American Federation of Teachers, NextGen Climate and Planned Parenthood Votes. It plans to reach Ohio college voters with text messages, digital ads and “fun” events.

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