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:

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Politics
5:44 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

PoliticsOhio: New Redistricting Map Shakes Things Up In The Miami Valley

Ohio's new 10th congressional district merges Montgomery and Greene Counties, as well as a part of Fayette County, changing the political landscape for 2012. Emily McCord speaks to Jessica Wehrman for this edition of PoliticsOhio. She's a reporter for the Columbus Dispatch based in Washington, D.C., and her stories appear in the Dayton Dailys News. Werhman breaks down what the changes the new map brings for Montgomery, Clark  and Greene Counties and what that means for congressional races and its national implications.

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Politics
4:42 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

Ohio Treasurer Among 6 In GOP Ohio US Senate Race

State Treasurer Josh Mandel and five other Republicans will face off in this year's Ohio GOP primary for U.S. Senate.

The state's top elections official on Thursday announced the list of Senate contenders who will appear on the March 6 primary ballots.

The winner of the 6-way Republican contest would likely face incumbent U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, in November in one of the nation's most closely watched Senate races.

Democrat Mark McGinnis is listed as a write-in candidate challenging Brown.

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Politics
4:39 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

PoliticsOhio: Ohio's Election Sets Stage For 2012

For PoliticsOhio this week, Emily McCord speaks to Ellen Belcher, the former editor of the Dayton Daily News editorial page. The nation’s eyes have been on Ohio as voters overwhelmingly overturned Issue 2, the referendum on the law that limits collective bargaining rights. Belcher discusses the possible impact this will have on next year’s election. She also reports on the latest move by Tea Party groups who are proposing a constitutional amendment to prevent worker from being required to join unions, and says this may prove a problem for Ohio Republicans.

Politics
5:25 pm
Thu November 10, 2011

Poll Finds Obama Edges Ahead Of Romney, Large Margin From GOP Hopefuls

A new independent poll says Mitt Romney and President Obama are running neck and neck in Ohio and two other key swing states. From member station WOSU, Steve Brown reports.

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Election 2011
8:21 am
Wed November 9, 2011

Issue 2 Could Play Key Role in 2012 Presidential Elections

Issue 2 opponents celebrate victory
Courtesy of Ohio Public Radio

Teachers, fire fighters, police officers, and other public employees spent much of last night celebrating. As StateImpact Ohio’s Ida Lieszkovszky reports, their victory could extend well beyond last night.

Teachers, fire fighters, police officers, and other public employees spent much of last night celebrating. As StateImpact Ohio’s Ida Lieszkovszky reports, their victory could extend well beyond last night.

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