Candidate forum set for Ohioans seeking to fill Boehner seat

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Voters in western Ohio will hear from the three candidates vying to succeed John Boehner (BAY’-nur) in Congress at a forum Monday evening.

Miami University’s event center in downtown Hamilton will host the candidates ahead of a June 7 special election to complete Boehner’s term. Boehner had held the heavily Republican 8th District seat since being elected in 1990, but vacated it last year when he stepped down as speaker of the House.

Army veteran and businessman Warren Davidson topped a 15-candidate Republican field that included two state legislators in the March 15 primary. Corey Foister ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination and Jim Condit Jr. is running under the Green Party banner.

The same three also won nominations to compete in November for election to a full term.