Alaina Shearer

Republican Rep. Troy Balderson won re-election to Ohio's 12th congressional district.
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Rep. Troy Balderson (R-Ohio) has won re-election to Ohio's 12th Congressional District, holding off a challenge from Democrat Alaina Shearer.

Gabe Rosenberg / WOSU

Incumbents have held onto their seats in all 16 U.S. House races this year, as Republicans maintain their 12-4 advantage within Ohio's congressional delegation.

Alaina Shearer, the Democratic nominee for Ohio's 12th Congressional district.
Nick Evans / WOSU

Candidates for Ohio’s 12th Congressional District met Friday in a forum hosted by the Columbus Metropolitan Club. Democratic challenger Alaina Shearer and Libertarian nominee John Stewart joined incumbent Republican Rep. Troy Balderson for a debate in the waning days of the election. 

Democrat Alaina Shearer, who's running to unseat Rep. Troy Balderson (R-Ohio), talking to supporters after a march in Delaware.
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Rep. Troy Balderson (R-Ohio) was on hand to introduce Vice President Mike Pence at an event in Columbus earlier this month. Dustin Johnson and Ashley Dollar showed up to sell buttons. 

Alaina Shearer standing next to the Us Bus.
Nick Evans

About 50 people showed up near Mansfield last week to see John Pence, a Trump campaign surrogate and nephew of the vice president. “Is Richland County Trump country?” a campaign staffer asks to cheers and applause.

Rep. Joyce Beatty and Congressional candidate Morgan Harper.
Associated Press

Boards of elections around Ohio are stuffing envelopes with ballot requests and ballots to be delivered to mailboxes all over the state. The absentee voting process isn’t new, but Ohio's new circumstances are putting fresh scrutiny on the multi-step process.

Rep. Joyce Beatty and Congressional candidate Morgan Harper.
Associated Press

In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the big races voters will decide in Tuesday's election. WOSU News reporter Nick Evans joins the show.

Alaina Shearer
Alaina Shearer

Alaina Shearer says her career in networking has prepared her for the tough business of politics.

"Building that amazing organization has been a warm-up lap for political campaigns," she says.