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. 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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