When that special election might be is one of several questions election officials have. Other questions include what if no one files, and will an election be needed if just one person files.
Foister is dropping from the race because he’s “been offered an opportunity out-of-state that I can’t pass up,”
“I feel it is a more effective platform to fight for progressive causes than the one I had here,” Foister said.
Butler County Democratic Party Executive Chair Jocelyn Bucaro declined to comment when asked if she’s been approached or is aware of a possible candidates.
More than half of the cost of the June 7 special election was in Butler County, which makes up roughly half of the voters, and population, in the district. According to the Butler County Board of Elections, that special election cost roughly $273,000, which ultimately is paid for by the state via reimbursement.
Ohio Secretary of State spokesman Joshua Eck said $506,144.81 has been submitted for reimbursement by the boards of elections in the district’s six counties.
Davidson received 76.8 percent of the 28,236 votes cast in the election, which had a 5.99 percent voter turnout. It was a 4.9 percent turnout in Butler County.
“Congressman Davidson wishes Corey well in his future endeavors,” according to a statement from the Davidson campaign. “(Davidson) remains focused on the work that lies ahead, and will continue to travel the district talking to voters about the issues they care about.”
Foister wouldn’t say yet where he will be headed, but said, “This is the end of politics for me just in Ohio.” He did however, tweet out news about his withdraw indicating he’s headed to the East Coast.
Bucaro said the Butler County Democratic Party wished Foister the best.
“The party believes Corey made the right decision and wish him well in his future endeavors,” said Bucaro. “At this time, we are exploring our options and gauging potential interest in this race so voters might have a real choice in having someone who actually represents Butler County in this race.”