GOP Declares Victory in Tight Ohio Race

GOP Declares Victory in Tight Ohio Race

And in suburban Seattle, three Democrats vied in a jungle primary for the seat held by another retiring Republican, Representative Dave Reichert. It is the last congressional special election scheduled before the November midterms. The victor will complete the four and a half months left in Mr. Tiberi's term, and both candidates will run again on November 6 for a complete two-year term. It appears women will have a record number of nominees for both the House and governorship contests. He said he would likely vote for a Democrat in the general election because Republicans aren't standing up to Trump.

The victor takes the seat previously held by Pat Tiberi, a nine-term incumbent who resigned to take a job with an OH business group.

Mr Trump tweeted "Congratulations to Troy Balderson on a great win in Ohio".

But US news outlets have not called the contest yet.

Republican Troy Balderson led Democrat Danny O'Connor by about 1,700 votes with all precincts reporting, although the OH secretary of state's office said a final result would be delayed until more than 8,000 provisional and absentee ballots were counted. Mr. Husted added there are 3,435 provisional ballots and 5,048 absentee ballots outstanding. "In a race the pundits say we had no business being in, you proved them wrong". "We are in a tie ball-game", he told supporters at his election night party.

A provisional ballot is used to record a vote when there are questions about a voter's eligibility.

While Balderson declared victory, O'Connor hasn't condeded and the AP has yet to call the race.

President Donald Trump carried the district by 11 points against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential contest, but Tiberi's retirement threw the congressional race wide open. O'Connor and Balderson will face off again in November to serve a full two-year term.

Voters in Kansas, Missouri, Michigan and Washington state joined those in OH in Tuesday's voting. Trump's tweet backing Georgia Republican governor hopeful Brian Kemp vaulted him to an easy primary runoff win two weeks ago.

The Kansas gubernatorial election has been rancorous for Republicans.

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Kansas Republicans were fighting among themselves in a battle for governor, where Secretary of State Kris Kobach was trying to unseat Governor Jeff Colyer.

The five-way Democratic primary featured labor lawyer Brent Welder, who campaigned recently with self-described democratic socialists Vermont Sen.

Indeed, Ms Whitmer could lead an all-female Democratic state-wide ticket in MI against Mr Schuette.

MI - another key battleground - also saw a swathe of women nominees.

Today is primary election day in Kansas. Other top candidates include Sharice Davids, an EMILY's List-endorsed former MMA fighter attempting to become the first Native American lesbian in Congress, and Tom Niermann, a teacher running a more moderate campaign with a long list of local officials' endorsements.

His opponent's campaign was described by some analysts as "not serious".

Progressive candidates fared better in Kansas, where James Thompson won the Democratic nomination in the 4th District and faces Rep. Ron Estes.

What's up for election in November?

All 435 House seats, 35 of 100 Senate seats and 36 of 50 governors' offices are up for grabs in November.

With dozens of Republican lawmakers retiring this year, the minority party has a decent chance of taking over the House. But the Republicans are tipped to retain their majority and perhaps even consolidate it.

In the Senate they need just two seats to take control.

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