Mr. Trump's support may be crucial in the central OH district, where Balderson and O'Connor are close in recent polls.
President Donald Trump is arguing that Republicans need to control Congress by casting the midterms as a referendum on himself.
Trump rarely allows a slight to pass unanswered, but James appeared off limits by the time the president crossed the OH border to campaign for state Sen.
In a late-night tweet, Trump derided the intelligence of one of the nation's most prominent African-American men.
But despite state GOP efforts to avoid referring to Trump, when all is said and done it is still the Party of Trump - and, on a historical basis, the Party of John Rowland, Lowell Weicker, and Jodi Rell.
Kasich told Stephanopoulos, Trump "is a divider" and that "the chaos" sparked by the president is why the number of people who belong to the Republican Party has declined. Troy Balderson, who is running in Tuesday's special election for an open congressional seat. Troy has my Full & Total Endorsement!More news: Alisson to make Liverpool debut in Napoli friendly, says Jurgen Klopp
Truck driver and Trump supporter Rob LaPat is attending his first Trump rally.
A few dozen protesters are lined along a walkway outside the school holding signs that say "Impeach 45" and "Real News Fake President".
The president laid blame squarely on Congress's doorstep, saying, "Our weak laws that have been given to us by weak people in Congress", and, "The Democrats have been awful on border security, and many of them are standing there and sitting there and agreeing with me 100 percent".
Pelosi, who would become speaker if the Democrats flip control of the House in November, has always been a Republican target.
The Ohio rally was Trump's third of the week and he has pledged to accelerate his pace further as the midterms approach. The seat was vacated by Republican Rep.
Balderson, who polls have shown faces a tough battle against Democrat Danny O'Connor in a district where the GOP traditionally has dominated, was introduced by Trump to the crowd as "really smart" and a "really hard worker".