Last updated: Aug 4, 2021 at 12:22 a.m. ET

Ohio U.S. House special election primary results

Ohio voters will decide nominations in two special elections to replace departed incumbents; each has generated fierce fights within one dominant party and neither district is expected to change hands after the November general election.

11th District

Democrats in Northeast Ohio’s 11th Congressional District will nominate a likely successor to HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge after a bitter race that stirred old tensions about the 2016 and 2020 Democratic presidential primaries. Nina Turner, a former state senator and co-chair of the last presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), is facing Shontel Brown, the chair of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party. Brown has the support of Hillary Clinton and Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.); Turner has the backing of Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).  

Democratic primary

Brown is projected to win. 100 percent of precincts are reporting.

Votes received and percentages of total vote
CandidateVotesPct.
Shontel Brown Brown 37,66650.2%
Nina Turner Turner 33,42044.5
Jeff Johnson Johnson 1,3491.8
John Barnes Barnes 7731.0
Shirley Smith Smith 5830.8
Seth Corey Corey 4860.6
Pamela Pinkney Pinkney 1780.2
Will Knight Knight 1770.2
Tariq Shabazz Shabazz 1300.2
Martin Alexander Alexander 980.1
James Bell Bell 950.1
Lateek Shabazz Shabazz 600.1
Isaac Powell Powell 490.1
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75,064 votes reported from 100% of precincts.

Republican primary

Gore is projected to win. 100 percent of precincts are reporting.

Votes received and percentages of total vote
CandidateVotesPct.
Laverne Gore Gore 3,92774.1%
Felicia Washington Ross Ross 1,37225.9
5,299 votes reported from 100% of precincts.

15th District

Republicans in the Columbus region will nominate a likely replacement for retired congressman Steve Stivers, after a speedy primary dominated by Donald Trump’s endorsement of coal industry lawyer Mike Carey. State Rep. Jeff LaRe has run on his background as a former police officer, and his endorsement from Stivers, while state Sen. Bob Peterson has the support of Ohio Right to Life.

Republican primary

Carey is projected to win. 100 percent of precincts are reporting.

Votes received and percentages of total vote
CandidateVotesPct.
Mike Carey Carey 18,65537.0%
Jeff LaRe LaRe 6,72413.3
Ron Hood Hood 6,63213.1
Bob Peterson Peterson 6,35612.6
Ruth Edmonds Edmonds 5,05210.0
Thomas Hwang Hwang 2,4804.9
Stephanie Kunze Kunze 2,3444.6
Thad Cooperrider Cooperrider 1,0612.1
Omar Tarazi Tarazi 8991.8
John Adams Adams 1720.3
Eric Clark Clark 810.2
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50,456 votes reported from 100% of precincts.

Democratic primary

Russo is projected to win. 100 percent of precincts are reporting.

Votes received and percentages of total vote
CandidateVotesPct.
Allison Russo Russo 13,58584.2%
Greg Betts Betts 2,54515.8
16,130 votes reported from 100% of precincts.

By: Sophie Andrews, Peter Andringa, Alexis Barnes, Aaron Brezel, Jason Bernert, Lenny Bronner, Mohar Chatterjee, John Cherian, Hong Du, Armand Emamdjomeh, Alanna Flores, Holden Foreman, Dylan Freedman, Simon Glenn-Gregg, Daniel Hoerauf, Jason Holt, Aditya Jain, Emily Liu, Paige Moody, Deblina Mukherjee, Anthony Pesce, Erik Reyna, Jeong Shin, Ashlyn Still, Kavya Sukumar and Susan Tyler

Additional contributions from: David Weigel

Previous contributors: Madison Dong, Jess Eng, Shana Hadi and Isabelle Lavandero

Source: AP