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Election 2014
7:56 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Republicans Win Record Number Of Seats In Ohio House

Chris Redfern, the chair of Ohio's Democratic Party, lost his seat in the Ohio House of Representatives Tuesday and announced his resignation as party chair.
Credit Sarah Ingles / Statehouse News Bureau

Republicans how have a record number elected seats in the Ohio House, winning at least 65 districts. The GOP has held 60 seats in the current General Assembly. Since a constitutional amendment established the 99-member House in 1967, the most seats the party had won was 64.

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Election 2014
11:44 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

US House Incumbents Including Boehner Sweep All 16 Ohio Districts

Incumbent John Boehner was re-elected in Ohio's 8th District
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Ohio's congressional delegation will remain the same.  All 16 incumbents have won re-election in Tuesday's midterm elections. That keeps the delegation at 12 Republicans and four Democrats.

The sweep was expected, with most incumbents holding safe seats after U.S. House districts were redrawn because of population changes in the 2010 U.S. Census.

In partial, unofficial returns, nearly all the incumbents had more than 60 percent of the vote.

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Election 2014
10:37 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Republican Josh Mandel Re-Elected Ohio Treasurer

Republican Josh Mandel will serve a second term as Ohio State Treasurer

Republican Josh Mandel has defeated Democratic state Rep. Connie Pillich for a second term as Ohio's treasurer.

Mandel successfully campaigned on his accomplishments of investing safely and cutting office costs. His win Tuesday came in one of the year's most competitive contests.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown had defeated Mandel two years ago after a bruising campaign. Revelations during that race that Mandel hired friends into state jobs and repeatedly failed to attend meetings of a key board he chaired contributed to his loss and were seen as advantageous to Pillich.

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Election 2014
9:25 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Kennedy keeps Ohio Supreme Court Seat, Tops Letson

Republican Sharon Kennedy has served as an Ohio Supreme Court Justice since 2012

Republican Sharon Kennedy has been re-elected to the Ohio Supreme Court by defeating Democratic state Rep. Tom Letson.

Kennedy was first elected as one of the high court's seven members in 2012. Before that, she was an administrative judge on the Butler County Domestic Relations Court, a magistrate and a warrant officer.

The 52-year-old from Liberty Township was endorsed by the Ohio affiliates of the National Rifle Association, Fraternal Order of Police, Chamber of Commerce and National Federation of Independent Business, among others.

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Election 2014
8:21 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Republican Yost Defeats Carney In Auditor's Race

Republican Dave Yost will serve a second term as Ohio's state auditor.

Republican Dave Yost has defeated Democrat John Patrick Carney to win a second term as Ohio's state auditor.

Yost had been seen as one of the year's most vulnerable incumbents, after winning by a narrow margin four years ago.

He elevated the office's profile during his four-year term through efforts to audit Republican Gov. John Kasich's privatized job-creation office, JobsOhio, and through a statewide investigation of potential attendance tampering at public schools across Ohio.

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