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Candidates Crowd Into Race to Claim John Boehner’s Seat

There are 16 candidates running to fill Boehner's open seat. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The race is on for the open seat created earlier this year when Speaker John A. Boehner left Congress, and there are 16 Ohioans vying to fill that vacancy ahead of the March 15 primary.  

Potential candidates had until 4 p.m. Wednesday to file with Ohio’s boards of election to run for Congress in 2016. The special election for Boehner's 8th  District seat is scheduled  June 7.