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Troy Balderson, Republican candidate for Ohio's 12th Congressional District, speaks to a crowd of supporters during an election night party Tuesday in Newark, Ohio.
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The Republican leader of the Ohio Senate says he’s confident that Central Ohio's new Congressman Troy Balderson will win in November, even as he’s announcing that Balderson’s replacement in the Senate won’t be picked until after the election.

Troy Balderson Sworn In As Newest Member Of Congress

Sep 6, 2018
Troy Balderson, Republican candidate for Ohio's 12th Congressional District, speaks to a crowd of supporters during an election night party Tuesday in Newark, Ohio.
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Republican Troy Balderson of Ohio was sworn in as the newest member of Congress on Wednesday afternoon.

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In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU Public Media, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the allegations of extortion against former Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger.

If you were in charge of the Ohio Republican Party, would you want President Trump to come back to the Buckeye State again and again before the November election, as he did last Friday night at the Ohio Republican Party's annual dinner in Columbus?

Danny O'Connor speaks during an election night watch party at the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Westerville.
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Speaking just before Ohio's 12th congressional district race was called, declaring Republican Troy Balderson the official winner, Democrat Danny O'Connor said he will focus efforts on appealing to students ahead of the November rematch.

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Troy Balderson has been declared the winner of Ohio's 12th congressional district special election. 

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In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU Public Media, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss how both candidates in the governor's race are touting their records in campaign ads: One as a Jeopardy! champ and the other as a champion for addressing the state's rape kit backlog.

Troy Balderson, Republican candidate for Ohio's 12th Congressional District, speaks to a crowd of supporters during an election night party Tuesday in Newark, Ohio.
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Danny O’Connor’s chances of pulling an upset in Central Ohio’s 12th congressional district just got a little smaller.

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In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU Public Media, Steve Brown and Ann Fisher discuss the large profits made by middlemen through managing pharmacy benefits for the state's Medicaid program.

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President Donald Trump and Gov. John Kasich traded jabs on Twitter a week after Ohio’s 12th District special election ended too close to call.

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Ohio’s elections chief released a statement seeking to dispel rumors circling last week's special election in Central Ohio’s 12th Congressional district.

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The 12th congressional district special election remains  a toss up, with Republican Troy Balderson leading Democrat Danny O’Connor by more than 1,500 votes.  Our Weekly Reporter Roundtable talks about why a close race in a traditionally safe GOP stronghold matters. And, we get an update on the rollout of medical marijuana in Ohio.  

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Voters from around the state and around the nation were keeping a close eye on Tuesday’s special election for the 12th congressional District seat in Central Ohio – not only to see who would replace longtime Rep. Pat Tiberi, but to gauge where voters fall in the current political climate.

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In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU Public Media, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss why a narrow loss by Democrat Danny O'Connor could be seen as a win in a Republican stronghold like the 12th congressional district.

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Franklin County election officials notified the public on Wednesday that they missed almost 600 ballots in the unofficial tally for Tuesday’s special election. But they'll be included in the official canvass later this month.

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