A new political advertisement for State Senator Bill Beagle, R-Tipp City, shows him shooting clay pigeons as as voice intones a litany of what is wrong with Washington D.C.
Beagle is one of 15 Republicans, one Democrat and one Green Party candidate on the March 15 primary ballot to replace retired House Speaker John Boehner, R-West Chester Twp., in the 8th Congressional District.
In the add Beagle fires the gun and the clay pigeons explode as the voice says Washington has failed to keep American's safe, failed to protect gun rights, failed to control spending. The voice says Beagle is the "conservative choice."
Beagle nods after his third shot and says that if elected, "I'm going to get things done."
The other Republicans in the race are: Matthew Ashworth of Liberty Twp., Warren Davidson of Troy, State Rep. Tim Derickson, R-Hanover Twp., Scott George of Monroe Twp. in Miami County, Eric Haemmerle of West Chester Twp., Terri King of Middletown, Joseph Matvey of West Chester Twp., Edward Meer of West Chester Twp., John Robbins of Monroe, Michael Smith of Germantown, James Spurlino of Washington Twp., Kevin White of New Carlisle, J.D. Winteregg of Troy, and George Wooley of Troy.
Democrat Corey Foister of Fairfield and Green Party candidate Jim Condit Jr. of Cincinnati are also running.
The 8th Congressional District covers all of Butler, Clark, Darke, Miami, and Preble, counties and part of Mercer County.
The March 15 ballot includes the special election primary, with the winners advancing to a special June 7 election to fill the remainder of Boehner's current term ending Jan. 3.
The March 15 ballot also includes a regular primary, and each party will send a candidate to the Nov. 8 General Election to compete for a full two-year term that begins on Jan. 3.