Presidential candidates announced for Ohio March primary

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has announced the candidates who have filed to run in the March primary.

Candidates had until 4:00 pm Friday to file paperwork to run in Ohio's March Presidential Primary. The list includes all the major GOP candidates and a Democratic challenger to Barack Obama.

The list given by the Ohio Secretary of State Office:

  • Michele Bachmann - Republican
  • Newt Gingrich – Republican
  • Jon Huntsman - Republican
  • Barack Obama – Democrat
  • Ron Paul – Republican
  • Rick Perry – Republican
  • Mitt Romney - Republican
  • Rick Santorum – Republican
  • Randall Terry - Democrat

County Boards of Elections will have until January 4 to determine the validity and sufficiency of partisan candidates' petitions and the Secretary of State has until January 11 certify the official ballot form. The Ohio Presidential Primary is March 6.

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