OH 12th Congressional District Special Election Results Show Close Race

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Outside Republican groups heavily outspent Democrats in the race by a more than five to one margin, hoping to blunt any momentum O'Connor had. Heading into the vote, the Republican candidate in a long-held conservative district had a slim one-point lead over the Democrat contender.

The Ohio election was the marquee contest on a day of voting that featured primaries in four other states.

WOSU has been paying close attention to the special election between Democratic Franklin County Recorder Danny O'Connor and Republican state Rep. Troy Balderson.

A Monmouth poll last week showed the race was essentially a dead heat, down from a double-digit advantage for Balderson a month ago.

The district, split between suburban Columbus, Ohio, and rural areas, has been represented by a Republican since the early 1980s. Six candidates are vying to take on incumbent GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder, who narrowly won in 2016 in a district won by Hillary Clinton in the presidential election. In addition to more Democrats expressing high interest in the race, Murray said the shift was driven by independents unhappy with the status quo under Trump. A win for Democrats here on Tuesday would signal further danger for Republicans in the fall.

Maloney said that type of endorsement and Trump's brand of politics is damaging the Republican party.

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Polls have closed in Ohio's 12th Congressional District, Missouri, Michigan and Kansas.

Trump endorsed Balderson in July. But O'Connor has walked a more moderate line, saying he wants new party leadership in Congress and would work with Republicans, while also criticizing the Trump tax cut.

On the left, candidates backed by Democrat-socialist darlings Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders face off in key primaries in MI and Kansas.

Binder on Kansas: With 1 percent reporting in the Kansas GOP gubernatorial primary, the establishment-backed Colyer has doubled his lead over Trump-endorsed Kris Kobach.

Over in Kansas, Republicans are locked in an internal fight for the governorship. He was previously the vice chairman of Trump's voter fraud commission, which was created after Trump claimed that millions of people voted illegally in 2016.

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