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The status quo did well in Ohio's primary Tuesday
Most intra-party challenges fizzled, as did a lot of new-money issues
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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M.L. Schultze
 
Voting turnout at polling places throughout Northeast Ohio was often running at 20 percent or less.
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Turnout was low; most incumbents won big. Levy renewals did well; Requests for new money did not. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has this wrap up of Tuesday’s primary election results in northeast Ohio.

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There weren’t that many races in the Democratic or Republican primaries, nor in the smattering of Libertarian and Green primaries throughout the region. But among the few races there were, voters treated most of the incumbents very well. 

First-term GOP Congressman David Joyce beat back a challenge by tea party candidate Matt Lynch.  Caleb Davenport had the backing of both the tea party and Right-to-Life – and still came up short against state Sen. Frank LaRose. Two Democratic incumbent state Reps. -- John Barnes and Bill Patmon -- held on despite challengers backed by their own party.

In fact, the only statehouse incumbent to lose in his party’s primary was Zack Milkovich. Assistant Summit County Prosecutor Greta Johnson beat him. 

The renewal of the sin tax for upkeep of Cleveland’s three pro sports facilities for another 20 years had lots of vocal opposition heading into Tuesday. But it had lots more supporters on Tuesday. It won by more than 20,000 votes. 

For other tax issues, the results were more mixed. The Lorain Transit and crime lab issues lost. The Portage Park levy won. School levy renewals largely won; new money for schools largely lost.

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