The Ohio Republican Party is asking candidate Joe Dills to withdraw from the race for Ohio House District 65 after he admitted to setting up an Ashley Madison account.
The party may rescind its endorsement, which was made prior to learning details of Dill’s involvement with the married dating site. A decision from the Republican Party’s Central Committee is expected late next week.
Dills called the allegations a smear campaign and refused to drop out. He is running in the Republican primary against former U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt and Dillon Blevins, a NRA-certified pistol instructor.
The Air Force veteran and small business owner was endorsed by both the Clermont County Republican Party and Ohio Republican Party in his GOP primary campaign.
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Dills claimed that he was single at the time the account was established.
On Dill’s Facebook page the candidate stated that he never used the site to actively meet with anyone and was never involved in any illicit behavior beyond creating the profile on that site.