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Rep. Emilia Sykes joins competitive US House race in Ohio

By JULIE CARR SMYTH
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ex-Ohio House Democratic Leader Emilia Sykes says she’s running for Congress. The 35-year-old Akron Democrat’s announcement Tuesday sets up a likely faceoff in Ohio’s potentially newly competitive 13th Congressional District against former President Donald Trump-backed Republican Max Miller. The district includes liberal Akron, where she’s well-known. It leans slightly Democratic on a map the Ohio Supreme Court ordered redrawn Friday. Miller was a campaign and White House aide to Trump. The 32-year-old launched his campaign against incumbent Republican Rep. Anthony Gonzalez in February 2021 after Gonzalez supported Trump’s impeachment. The congressman has since retired, citing “toxic dynamics” inside the GOP.

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