RNC Takes a Shot at Democrats' 'Moral Victory' in Tight Election for Ohio Seat: 'Winning Is Winning'

| AUG 9, 2018 | 9:01 PM

The Republican National Committee (RNC) took an aim at the Democrats' “moral victory” claims in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District with a little humor.

The ad begins with news coverage on the special election with the repetitive use of “moral victory” throughout, and ends with RNC's message by a clip of actor, Vin Diesel, saying, “It doesn't matter if you win by an inch or a mile. Winning's winning.”

Watch:

The candidates for the Ohio special election are Republican Troy Balderson, who was endorsed by President Donald Trump last week, and Democrat Danny O'Connor.

Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

The race is a close call, but it looks like a win for the Republican.

Trump already claimed victory for Balderson, as he was one percentage ahead with votes still to count.

Republicans have held the Ohio district for 35 years, with 53 percent for Trump to 42 percent for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, the Washington Examiner reported.