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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.

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.

John Minchillo / Associated Press

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

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.

Danny O'Connor / Twitter

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.

Troy Balderson / Facebook

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.

Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in Mansfield, Ohio. Pence was in Ohio campaigning for fellow Republicans.
AP / Tony Dejak

Vice President Mike Pence campaigned in Mansfield Wednesday. He spoke at a rally of several hundred Republican Party supporters at Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport. 

Democrat Danny O'Connor.
Nick Evans / WOSU

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.

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.
Jay LaPrete / AP

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.
Jay LaPrete / AP

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.
John Minchillo / AP

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.

Troy Balderson / Facebook

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

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