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Valley GOP leaders react to Trump severing ties with Ohio Republican chairman

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MAHONING COUNTY, Ohio -

Donald Trump's campaign is severing ties with Ohio GOP Chairman Matt Borges.  The action followed statements made by Borges in which he criticized Trump and said he wasn't sure if he would vote for the Republican nominee.

Trump has also renewed his bashing of top Republican, House Speaker Paul Ryan, and has declared war on the GOP.  

 It puts local party leaders in a position of choosing to stick with the candidate or go with the party.  "We are fully committed to doing whatever we can to help Donald trump get elected," said Mark Monroe, Mahoning county Republican Party Chairman. 
 "We're 100-percent behind the candidate, and I've had conversations over the weekend with other leaders at local levels here in northeast Ohio and I think we are unanimous behind that", Trumbull county GOP Chairman Randy Law said.
 ]Monroe says the local campaign is still getting the full support of services and funding from the state party. Randy Law feels the campaign has actually moved beyond state support.
"We on the ground are seeing something we've never seen before, and it's not relying on the state party.  This is really a phenomenon at the local level, said Law. 
Monroe believes that riffs between Trump and party leaders won't really affect Trump voters.
"It's always disappointing when some of our party leaders are not fully on board with our candidate. But that's not deterring anyone here in the Mahoning valley," Monroe said.
 The Trumbull county chairman says many people coming in for yard signs say they are upset over Senator Rob Portman pulling his support of Trump.
"People coming in here has increased. People that were not going to have signs are angry now and they're more determined than ever to spread the word on Donald Trump, according to Law. 
Monroe, who also serves on the county Board of Elections, believes that when Trump claims that the election process is rigged and the fix is in for Hillary Clinton, that's he really pushing back at the media that's been piling on his candidacy.

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