12th district

Former Congressman Pat Tiberi at his Ohio Business Roundtable office.
Nick Evans

The candidates for Ohio’s 12th Congressional District race are set, and many analysts believe this is the best shot Democrats have had in years to turn the longtime Republican seat blue. But Pat Tiberi, the last lawmaker to hold the post, is confident the GOP will keep the district.

Gabe Rosenberg

Danny O'Connor has won the Democratic nominations for Congress in Ohio's 12th District, and will participate in both a special election in August and general election in November. Troy Balderson has claimed the Republican nomination for both, as well.

Nick Evans / WOSU

It’s sunny and warm at the American Legion Hall in Westerville on Tuesday morning, and a couple of members are outside doing yard work as people drive up and file inside to vote.  

Poll workers at the Franklin County Elections Board handing voters their ballots.
Nick Evans / WOSU

As May 8's primary election draws near, the Franklin County Board of Elections is churning through a steady stream of early voters. But for those who reside in Ohio's 12th Congressional district, Tuesday's ballot will be a bit more complicated than usual.

J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

Snollygoster is the new Ohio politics podcast from WOSU Public Media. Every week, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown dive into the week’s biggest stories in Columbus and around the state.

J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

Connor Lamb shocked the political world last week when he won a special Congressional election in a Pennsylvania district that President Trump carried by 20 points.

He might have also defeated a sense of invincibility for Republicans in two Central Ohio districts.

J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

As the year comes to a close, candidates are already lining up for next year’s Congressional races – with the seats of both U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi and U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci up for grabs.

Ohio Senate

With Republican Rep. Pat Tiberi stepping down from Congress early next year, more and more candidates are trying to replace him. The latest is State Sen. Troy Balderson, who said on Thursday he’s running for the Republican nomination to represent Central Ohio's 12th District.