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What Ohio's close special election could mean for the midterms

Voters in Ohio's 12th Congressional District headed to the polls Tuesday for the final special congressional election before November. The race remained too close to call by midday Wednesday, with the outcome likely to be determined by provisional and ...

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The Atlantic

The Ohio Results Point to Democratic Strength in 2018—And a Showdown in 2020

Ohio's special election is a blue-wave red alert. Democrats, and outside election handicappers, like their odds in several of those races (especially given the agricultural community's unease over Trump's ongoing trade wars). But Balderson's big ...

- The Atlantic

CNN

Ohio 12 special election: No plan for O'Connor to concede in tight race

(CNN) Democrat Danny O'Connor has no plans to concede the special election for the Ohio 12th Congressional District to Republican state Sen. Troy Balderson until all provisional and absentee ballots are counted, his campaign manager tells CNN.

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NPR

Ohio Special Election: 4 Lessons Both Parties Are Learning For The Midterms

After spending millions of dollars in a special election in Ohio, Republicans pushed the boulder up the hill just enough to eke out a very small lead, and possibly hold on, in what unexpectedly became a competitive race. "While we won tonight, this ...

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CNN

Here's the real lesson of the Ohio special election

(CNN) Politics is about wins and losses. By that measure, Republicans appear to have had a good night on Tuesday, with state Sen. Troy Balderson (R) leading Franklin County Recorder Danny O'Connor (D) by just under 2,000 votes with 99% of precincts ...

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Politico

DNC chairman: Ohio special election 'gives me optimism'

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said Wednesday that Democrat Danny O'Connor's strong performance in an Ohio special election "gives me optimism," even though O'Connor narrowly trails Republican Troy Balderson in the ...

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Washington Post

Winners and losers from Tuesday's elections

Tuesday's election night was a night of extremes. In primaries and special elections in five states — Ohio, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington — socialist-leaning Democrats challenged their party's establishment, with mixed results, while ...

- Washington Post

CNN

Ohio special election too close to call with Republican holding slim lead

The race matched consistent trends in special elections and statewide contests since Trump took office: Turnout sagged in rural, heavily Republican areas; surged in suburban areas; and swung in Democrats' favor in those suburbs when compared to the ...

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New York Times

Ohio Special Election for Congress Is Too Close to Call

Gretchen Whitmer won the Democratic nomination for governor of Michigan, joining women in Georgia, Texas, South Dakota and elsewhere who are competing in November to lead their states. • In Missouri, voters rejected a legislative move to curb union ...

- New York Times

NPR

Republican Narrowly Leads In Ohio Special Election, But Warning Signs Loom For GOP

Updated at 12:05 a.m. ET. Republican Troy Balderson is clinging to a narrow lead over Democrat Danny O'Connor in a hotly-contested Ohio special congressional election that is sending the GOP warning signs for what's to come in November. Balderson ...

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NBCNews.com

Polls close in closely watched Ohio special election testing Trump's strength

WASHINGTON — Polls have closed in Ohio where Republicans are hoping to hang onto a congressional seat they've occupied for 35 years, fighting Democratic enthusiasm in the final special election before November's crucial midterms. President Donald ...

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Business Insider

All eyes are on the Ohio special election, which could signal whether we see a ...

Democrats on Tuesday hope to prove the strength of their much-discussed "blue wave" by defeating a Republican in a deep red Ohio congressional district. Danny O'Connor, a 31-year-old centrist Democrat, has campaigned on expanding access to ...

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USA TODAY

Republicans pull out all the stops for candidate in Ohio special election ...

WASHINGTON — Voters in five states will head to the polls Tuesday to choose a phalanx of House, Senate and gubernatorial nominees. But nowhere will the stakes be higher than in Ohio. That's because Ohio is holding a special election to fill a vacant ...

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Vox

Trump really doesn't want Republicans to lose another special election

Tuesday's special election in Ohio's 12th District could be a pivotal win for Democrats — and President Trump is trying to ensure that doesn't happen. In addition to stumping for Republican candidate Troy Balderson at a rally last week, Trump endorsed ...

- Vox

New York Times

Ohio Special Election Results: 12th Congressional District

What to watch: Voters in Ohio's 12th District are choosing a replacement for Representative Pat Tiberi, a Republican who resigned to work for a business group. The candidates are Troy Balderson, a Republican endorsed last week by Mr. Trump, and Danny ...

- New York Times

Vox

Republicans ran their emergency playbook in OH-12: culture wars over tax cuts

Just months away from the 2018 midterm elections, the special election in Ohio's 12th serves as another test of Republicans' messaging strategy. It's becoming increasing clear that their one major legislative accomplishment of the year — tax cuts ...

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FiveThirtyEight

Everything You Need To Know About The Ohio 12th Special Election

When Ohio Republican Rep. Pat Tiberi announced in October 2017 that he would resign from the U.S. House of Representatives to become president of the Ohio Business Roundtable, Doug Jones and Conor Lamb were not yet household names, and ...

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Politico

What Ohio's special election will tell us about midterms

The Ohio special election isn't the only key race on the ballot on Tuesday. There are also primaries in Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state — with hypercompetitive gubernatorial contests in Kansas and Michigan, and nominees set to be ...

- Politico

CNN

Ohio special election and primaries in Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and ...

OHIO-12 SPECIAL ELECTION (polls close 7:30 p.m. ET): Like many races this year, this has come down to turning out the base. Trump stumped here on Saturday to turn out his base (he won the district with 52% in 2016). O'Connor will need Democrats to ...

- CNN