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CINCINNATI (AP) — A room full of Republicans gathered in a key county in pivotal Ohio showed no wide support for any one presidential candidate.
But the topic produced a spirited, sometimes angry, debate in Hamilton County. And there also were repeated calls and pledges to put aside their differences and rally behind the party’s nominee in November.
A Donald Trump supporter riled folks by suggesting they were “establishmentarians.”
Moderator Andrew Pappas urged all of the 40 or so participants to put their passion to use getting out the vote.
Hamilton has emerged as the biggest swing county in a state historically crucial to Republican presidential hopes. It was won twice by Democratic Barack Obama as he carried Ohio both elections, after George W. Bush carried the county and Ohio twice.