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Republican Troy Balderson was re-elected to the Ohio 12th Congressional seat on Tuesday.
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Republican Troy Balderson won Ohio's 12th congressional district – again. Balderson previously won the special election in August to finish the term of Republican Rep. Pat Tiberi.

Rep. Troy Balderson has won re-election in Ohio's 12th Congressional District race, beating Democrat Danny O'Connor for the second time. O'Connor called Balderson to concede on Tuesday night.

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Ohio election officials say voting is “brisk” and long morning voting lines are par for the course during a high-turnout election.

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Candidates spent a last full day of campaigning around Ohio on Monday before voters select a new governor and decide a U.S. Senate race and some closely contested congressional seats.

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In west Dayton, Democratic congressional contender Theresa Gasper spent a recent Saturday afternoon shaking hands and chatting in a string of black-owned barber shops and salons.

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In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss how visits from national political figures like Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Elizabeth Warren affect voter turnout. Political consultant and election statistics expert Mike Dawson joins the show.

Democrat Danny O'Connor.
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Bundled in wool coat and scarf, Danny O’Connor stands outside the entrance to a Pataskala High School football field. It’s senior night, and the announcer introduces each soon-to-be graduate over the PA system.

President Donald Trump speaks to the Ohio Republican Party State Dinner, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Columbus.
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The Ohio Republican Party held the biggest annual fundraising dinner in the organization’s history on Friday – headlined by President Trump.

The Trump factor will certainly be part of this fall’s midterm elections and Ohio’s major statewide races this fall, with some experts predicting big wins for Democrats. However, guests at the annual state dinner say they’re unified behind their party.

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. 

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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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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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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