OH 12th Congressional District Special Election Results

OH 12th Congressional District Special Election Results

Troy Balderson, an experienced Trump loyalist, was narrowly beating Democrat Danny O'Connor in a congressional district held by the Republican Party for more than three decades.

Voters on Tuesday are choosing would-be successors to Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, who can not run again due to term limits, and a GOP nominee to face third-term Democratic Sen.

Trump carried the district by 11 percentage points in the 2016 presidential election and the Republicans have lost a House race just once there since the 1930s.

The CLF closed with an ad from Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) strongly endorsing the candidate, a move that may have helped shore him up just enough in the more upscale, country club Republican parts of the district (Kasich, a frequent Trump antagonist, plays much better in those parts of the state).

With 100% of precincts reporting, Balderson had received 101,574 votes, or 50.2 percent, while the Democrat Danny O'Connor had received 99,820 votes, or 49.3 percent of the vote.

With all precincts counted late on Tuesday night, USA time, Republican candidate Troy Balderson was approximately 1800 votes ahead, putting him on track for a victory of around one percentage point.

CNN chief national correspondent and anchor John King on Tuesday noted that a Democratic win in Tuesday's special election in a heavily-red district in OH could signal a blue wave in the fall that would likely put impeachment "on the table".

Polling expert Nate Silver, founder of the statistics site FiveThirtyEight, said Balderson was "a heavy favourite" to win based on the votes counted.

Iraq War veteran John James also won the Michigan GOP Senate primary to take on Democratic Sen. "A very special and important race!" he said in a second tweet.

In Kansas, Republicans were fighting among themselves in an unusual battle for governor in which the president sided with the incumbent's challenger.

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Polls are now open for today's Kansas Democratic and Republican primaries.

In a special election season that featured almost a dozen congressional contests, Democrats claimed just a handful of wins, but they may have cause for optimism this fall.

Trump made his preference clear for Kobach.

Michigan State Attorney General Bill Schuette won the Republican nomination for governor on Tuesday night, defeating three other candidates working to fill the seat to be vacated by conservative Gov. Rick Snyder. Whoever wins will have to defend their seat again this November.

The concern extends to Kobach's potential impact on two potentially competitive congressional races in Kansas, too - including Rep. Kevin Yoder's re-election bid in the 3rd District, a top Democratic target.

The five-way Democratic primary featured labour lawyer Brent Welder, who campaigned recently with self-described democratic socialists Vermont Sen.

And in suburban Seattle, three Democrats are vying in a jungle primary for the seat held by another retiring Republican, Rep. Dave Reichert. Bernie Sanders and NY congressional nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who catapulted to fame when she defeated the No. 4 House Democrat in a June primary.

O'Connor dominated Balderson on the local airwaves.

Also in the race: Native American attorney Sharice Davids and former school teacher Tom Niermann.

And in Missouri's 1st District, Democratic Rep. William Lacy Clay faces a challenge from the left from Cori Bush, a nurse and activist who has campaigned with Ocasio-Cortez.

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