Election 2012

President Barack Obama has won Ohio again, capturing the swing state after a hard-fought battle with Republican Mitt Romney. Obama, who also won Ohio in 2008, claims the swing state's 18 electoral votes on his way to an electoral victory nationwide.

Democrat Sherrod Brown has won re-election to the U.S. Senate after one of the most expensive and closely watched match-ups in the country. The 59-year-old Brown beat Republican challenger Josh Mandel  despite an onslaught of attacks from conservative outside groups.

In the race for Ohio's new 10th District, Congressman Mike Turner won over challenger Sharon Neuhardt by a wide margin of 60% to 36%.  WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke with Turner about his win.

Ohio voters have rejected a proposal to change the process for redrawing state legislative and congressional maps. Issue 2 lost after a fight that pitted voter advocacy groups and unions against business interests and the Ohio Republican Party.

There were nearly 200 school levies on the ballot Tuesday in Ohio. Several districts around the Miami Valley were seeking levy support from voter's to replace state aid ad revenue lost through tax changes.  The majority of these levies were rejected.

County by county results for the WYSO listening area:

The WYSO news team has partnered with the Associated Press to bring you extra features and coverage on the candidates and issues this election season:


9:39 am
Tue July 17, 2012

President Obama Promises More Jobs At Cincinnati Rally

President Barack Obama says Mitt Romney's proposal to free companies from taxes on their foreign holdings would result in job creation overseas, not in the United States. Obama was speaking yesterday at Music Hall in Cincinnati.

He cited a new tax analysis that concludes that such a tax policy would encourage U.S. firms to shift more of their activity to other countries and could displace American workers.

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12:06 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Former Ohio Governor in Romney Ad Footage

Former Ohio Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland never expected to see himself so much in campaign advertising this year - especially in a commercial for Republican Mitt Romney's presidential bid.

The 2012 Barack Obama campaign co-chairman can be seen nodding agreement behind then-candidate Hillary Clinton in 2008 as she criticizes Obama for mailings she says distorted her record. The Romney ad claims Obama uses the same tactics against him.

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1:56 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Interactive Campaign Overview

5:46 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

PoliticsOhio: President Could Win Election Without Popular Vote

With President Obama and Mitt Romney making campaign stop in Ohio over the last month, it's clear that the state is once again crucial to the election. But this year more than ever, the political stakes may be higher. On this week's installment of PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks to Ken Bode. He's been a national political correspondent for NBC and PBS, and a columnist with the Indianapolis Star. Bode tells McCord that if the President wins Ohio and other swing states, it's very likely he'll win a second term without the popular vote.

7:10 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Republican Senate Candidate to Campaign in Southern Ohio

Republican Senate candidate Josh Mandel plans to campaign across South and Eastern Ohio over the next two days.

His campaign says the Ohio treasurer plans to focus on energy policy in Appalachian Ohio visits.  His first stop is at a Georgetown restaurant, in Brown County.  Then he heads to Adams County, followed by other Southern and Eastern Ohio stops.  Some details were still being worked out earlier this week.

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