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Former Ohio Congressman Jim Renacci
Mark Duncan / Associated Press

Independent ethics investigators say former Congressman Jim Renacci misused official resources for his campaigns for governor in 2017 and U.S. Senator last year.

Gabe Rosenberg / WOSU

Not sure if you heard, but the midterm elections were a pretty big deal in 2018. How do we know this? Well, because election stories took up half of WOSU’s most-viewed articles of the year. While 2018 will always be The Year Of The Kangaroo Sign in our hearts, politics dominated the headlines at WOSU, from the 12th District special election to the U.S. Senate race to Issue 1.

Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press

The maps of Ohio’s 2018 election results for governor, attorney general, auditor, secretary of state and treasurer look a lot like the 2016 Ohio results map for president. Election analysts have some theories about why that is, and if that means Ohio should loses its status as a “swing state.”

Updated Nov. 18 at 3:40 p.m. ET

President Trump often employs the power of positive thinking when it comes to his own shortcomings, choosing to promote the wins rather than wallow or search for lessons in the losses. And so it was with his claim of a "very close to complete victory" in Tuesday's election, even though Democrats took control of the House.

Sherrod Brown
Phil Long / AP

Ohio’s senior U.S. Senator won a third term in what was virtually the only bright spot for the state’s Democrats in this midterm election. But the victory for Sherrod Brown over Rep. Jim Renacci was much narrower than many expected.


Sen. Sherrod Brown has been declared the winner in Ohio's U.S. Senate race, defeating Republican challenger Rep. Jim Renacci.

President Trump dropped into Ohio the afternoon before Election Day in a bid to boost the Republican ticket here.

Trump, joined by his daughter Ivanka, called a number of GOP candidates to share the stage with him during his hour-long rally at the I-X Center in Cleveland. The president was also scheduled to speak in Fort Wayne, Ind., and Cape Girardeau, Mo.

John Minchillo / Associated Press

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.

Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown,  (left) and Republican Rep. Jim Renacci speaks during a debate at the Idea Center in Playhouse Square, Sunday in Cleveland.
Phil Long / AP Pool Photo

In Ohio’s U.S. Senate race, incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown has a double-digit lead in most polls over his Republican opponent, U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci (R-Wadsworth).

This election is going to be a nail biter... or cause us all to go off of our diets in an extreme way. 

Ohio Voters Rank Health Care Top Issue For 2018 Election

Nov 1, 2018
Andrew Harnik / Associated Press

A new Baldwin-Wallace poll, released this week, finds health care is the top issue in deciding how Ohioans will vote for governor and U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown are joined by special guest Ann Fisher to discuss how the gubernatorial candidates are pushing an economic message in the final days of the campaign. This episode was recorded live at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs Leadership Forum.

Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown,  (left) and Republican Rep. Jim Renacci speaks during a debate at the Idea Center in Playhouse Square, Sunday in Cleveland.
Phil Long / AP Pool Photo

Democrat Sherrod Brown and Republican Jim Renacci will go head-to-head on a college campus in their last debate before the U.S. Senate election on November 6.

Phil Long / Associated Press

Candidates in Ohio's U.S. Senate campaign on Saturday argued in a second debate over different positions on taxes, immigration, gun control, climate change, the influence of money on politics and health care.

Watch Live: Brown, Renacci Hold Second U.S. Senate Debate

Oct 20, 2018
Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, left, and Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Ohio, participate in a debate at the Idea Center in Playhouse Square, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Cleveland.
Phil Long / AP Pool Photo

The second of three planned debates in Ohio's U.S. Senate campaign is set for Saturday night.

Two-term Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown and Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci will debate in WOSU-TV's studio.