U.S. Senatorial candidate Melissa Ackinson visited Woodsfield Thursday, Jan. 11. She is pictured above with some of her supporters. From left to right: Leora and Samuel Baldwin, Mick Schumacher, Diane Burkhart, Becky Baldwin, Melissa Ackinson,  Larry Bettinger, Audrey Lohrey, Chiquita and Tom Seesan, Betty Edgington

US Senatorial candidate returns to Woodsfield

US Senatorial candidate Melissa Ackinson, of Marysville, is trying to accomplish something she says no one has ever done.

“We’ve never had a female in a senate race do what I’m doing,” she said. “Starting a grassroots campaign with 39 full time volunteers who plow me all the way through the state of Ohio, I did this with no political connections, no background, and no formal education in the subject.”

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