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State & Federal Election Update: Congressional & State Incumbents Hold Ohio

posted: November 10, 2016

The Republican majorities in the U.S. House and Senate were considered at-risk by many political analysts going into election night on Tuesday. However, not much changed throughout the United States, including Ohio.

Ohio U.S. Senator and incumbent Rob Portman (R) won with 58 percent of the vote. The trend continued on the U.S. House side as all 16 contested races finished with the incumbent winning re-election (12 GOP, 4 DEM).

Trickling down to the State House and Senate races, all 99 House incumbents were re-elected (66 GOP, 33 DEM). Only one upset occurred on the Senate side (30th District) as retired Navy Seal Frank Hoagland (R) beat incumbent State Senator Lou Gentile (D), ending the election with 14 Republicans and two Democrats winning.