Nailbiter! Republicans hold OH seat

Nailbiter! Republicans hold OH seat

On the Republican governor's ticket the top two contenders are Gov. Jeff Colyer and Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

Republicans' narrow lead didn't come cheap. The Green Party's Joe Manchik had 0.6 percent.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Balderson had a 1,754-vote lead over O'Connor, with more than 202,000 votes cast.

Balderson and Republicans claimed victory Tuesday night, but O'Connor did not concede the race.

Troy Balderson, Republican candidate for Ohio's 12th Congressional District, greets a crowd of supporters during an election night party.

The close race was another ominous sign for the GOP fewer than three months from the midterm elections.

A Republican clung to a narrow lead in a hotly contested U.S. House of Representatives race in OH late on Tuesday, holding off a strong challenge in the reliably Republican district after a late show of support from President Donald Trump.

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A special congressional election that tested US President Donald Trump's clout and cost both parties millions of dollars in battleground OH was too close to call early Wednesday (Weds afternoon NZT).

Mr. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) have all traveled to the district in support of Mr. Balderson, 56, to ensure it stays in the Republican fold.

Winning, though, would provide a psychological boost to the GOP after the party suffered a stunning loss in a March special election for a House district outside Pittsburgh.

In a way, Trump's popularity in the area is on the ballot, too.

Trump echoed that message on Saturday, when he visited Delaware County for a pro-Balderson rally.

Mr Balderson and Mr O'Connor will have to fight the seat again in November.

The election is seen as a key indicator ahead of November's mid-terms. Trump's tweet backing Georgia Republican governor hopeful Brian Kemp vaulted him to an easy primary runoff win two weeks ago. He suggested the race may foretell a Republican "red wave" in November.

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O'Connor is trying to appeal both to Democrats and to Republicans who might not like Trump's tone or policies.

Michigan, Missouri, Kansas and Washington held primaries on Tuesday, setting the stage for a number of competitive congressional and governor's races in November. Democrats nominated veteran state Sen.

The victor takes the seat previously held by Pat Tiberi, a nine-term incumbent who resigned to take a job with an OH business group.

In Missouri, voters overwhelmingly chose to overturn a right-to-work law passed by the legislature that targeted union organizing. Labor unions' $16 million campaign against the union-busting law was successful despite the Republican-dominated state legislature moving the referendum from November's general election to the lower-turnout August primary. Bernie Sanders and ascending political star, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a NY congressional candidate.

The Democratic race for governor in MI tested the electoral power of the party's progressive wing.

Sanders, who defeated Hillary Clinton in the state back in 2016, and Ocasio-Cortez lined up to back El-Sayed, who ran on an innovative "Medicare for all" plan and proposals for public broadband and tuition-free college. He would join Tim Scott of SC as the only black Republican senators if he wins in November.

Another progressive challenger, Cori Bush, was trounced in her Democratic primary in Missouri against Rep. William Lacy Clay. Kansas does not hold runoff elections so the victor in the primary will move on to November.

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The victorious incumbent congressman had to fund a campaign to spell out which candidate was which.

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