Saturday, February 13, 2010

First County Endorsement in Race for Congress Goes to Gibbs


(Millersburg) – Republican State Senator Bob Gibbs won the endorsement of the Holmes County Republican Party today in his bid to unseat Zack Space in Ohio’s 18th Congressional District.  Holmes is the first county party to endorse in the race.

“I am very pleased that Holmes County has once again recognized Bob's experience in state government and his enthusiasm in representing Holmes County's interests in Congress,” said County Republican Chairman Bob Hovis. 

Gibbs won over the support of the committee largely by demonstrating his strength and ability to win in the Fall.  He told the Committee in his remarks that he had raised over $250,000 in his bid for Congress, more than three times the amount of any other candidate.  He has key support among the grassroots, including several County Chairs, the entire Republican delegation to the Ohio House and Senate from the district, and several Ohio Republican members of Congress.  He was also lauded by the conservative group Americans for Prosperity for signing the “No Climate Tax Pledge”.

“This is a great step forward for us, but we have much work to do,” said Gibbs. “I’ll put together the resources to win this race and beat Zack Space.  I’m pleased and honored to have the support of the Holmes County GOP.”