One Senate seat is up for election in Ohio, held by a Democratic incumbent. Voters will also choose representatives for 16 House seats, four of which are held by Democrats and 12 by Republicans. And they will select a governor, an office currently held by a Republican. See Ohio’s primary results.
Sen. Sherrod Brown, a populist Democrat, has led in polls over Rep. James B. Renacci (R). A GOP group ran ads citing accusations of domestic abuse from Brown's ex-wife in the 1980s, although she has held fundraisers for Brown and asked that Republicans not use the talking point. Donald Trump won Ohio by 8.1 points in 2016.
How the vote has swung from 2016, so far
Margin in the 2018 Senate race for counties that went for Clinton or Trump in the 2016 general election, and the number of precincts reporting in those counties overall.
For counties with at least 10% of precincts reporting, this is how far the vote in the Senate race has shifted towards Democrats or Republicans, compared to 2016.
Ohioans backed Donald Trump by nearly 10 points in 2016, but Democrats think they can flip the governor's mansion from term-limited Gov. John Kasich (R). Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (R), a former senator, faces former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief Richard Cordray (D).
Going into this election, Ohio had 4 Democratic representatives and 12 Republican representatives. Here’s how each district leans politically, based on how it voted in the 2016 presidential election, with 2018 results as they come in.
In 2016, Trump won this district by 6.6 points and Steve Chabot (R) won by 18.4.
Rep. Steve Chabot (R) has represented this district since 1995 except for one term when he lost his seat. He's being challenged by Democrat Aftab Pureval, the Hamilton County clerk of courts and a former Justice Department lawyer.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Friday that a nominee from President Trump would get a vote in his chamber, while leading Democrats, including the party’s presidential nominee, Joe Biden, said a vote should not take place until the next president takes office.