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Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, November 7:

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TIM RUDELL / WKSU

Political newcomer Anthony Gonzalez is going to Congress. Both he and his opponent in Ohio’s 16th District were seeking office for the first time. They were vying for the seat left open when Republican incumbent Jim Renacci ran for the U.S. Senate. 

At about 10:30 p.m. Anthony Gonzalez came to the podium at his watch party in Strongsville to report his victory to his supporters.

“I’m pleased to announce that I just got off the phone with Susan Moran Palmer … and the 16th District remains in your hands.”

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Ohio’s senior U.S. Senator won a third term in what was virtually the only bright spot for the state’s Democrats in this midterm election. But victory for Sherrod Brown over Congressman Jim Renacci was much narrower than many expected.

Their speeches showed how different their campaigns were — here’s Brown on his win: “You showed the country that by putting people first, and by honoring the dignity of work, we carry a state that Donald Trump won by almost double digits.”

Mark Arehart / WKSU

Ohio voters elected Democrat Sherrod Brown to a third senate term Tuesday night. He beat Republican challenger and Congressman Jim Renacci.

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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, November 5: 

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The major party candidates for governor are spending this last full day of campaigning pushing for votes in what is coming down to be a close race. Democrat Richard Cordray is uniting with another candidate who’s likely to do well in this midterm election, while Mike DeWine has been going to both ends of the Republican spectrum in Ohio.

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Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown has a double-digit lead in most polls going into Election Day. The senior senator from Ohio is vying for his third term in office, and the campaign has been bitter and personal at times. Brown is sticking to familiar messages to make his case to voters.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown sits in a small office inside the headquarters of the Ohio Democratic Party, making phone calls to supporters. 

ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Northeast Ohio Congressman Jim Renacci says the race for U.S. Senate between him and Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown is about two people from different backgrounds. The battle between the two has been nasty at times, and Renacci is far behind Brown in the polls and in fundraising, but he is still working to convince voters to consider his campaign.

Republican U.S. Senate nominee Jim Renacci is canvassing the state, fighting for every vote in the final days before the election.

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Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, Nov. 1:

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No matter how the vote goes next month there will be a new face in Washington from Ohio’s 16th congressional district.  Incumbent Jim Renacci decided to run for U.S. Senate instead of seeking re-election and both major party nominees to replace him are political newcomers. 

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Susan Moran Palmer won the Democratic nomination and Anthony Gonzalez the Republican nod. Neither has held public office before.

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BILL RINEHART / WVXU

One of the most vocal supporters of Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation campaigned in Cincinnati last night.

South Carolina Republica Sen. Lindsey Graham brought up the Capitol Hill fight to fire up Republicans ahead of next week's midterm elections.

Graham told the crowd Republican and Democratic senators alike used to judge nominees based on qualifications.

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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, October 26:

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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, October 22:

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The first debate between Sen. Sherrod Brown and Rep. Jim Renacci touched on a number of topics last night, including which candidate is more in-touch with Ohio.

The debate in Cleveland was mostly low-key as Brown – a Democrat seeking a third term – and Renacci, a Republican who was elected to the House in 2010, fielded questions from moderators and audience members.

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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, October 15:

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The major party candidates in this year's contest for U.S. Senate from Ohio will meet Sunday, October 14th at 6pm for their first debate. The debate is organized by the Ohio Debate Commission; WKSU is a participating organization of the commission. The debate between the incumbent, Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown, and his opponent, Republican Congressman Jim Renacci, will take place at the Idea Center at Playhouse Square in the Westfield Insurance™ Studio Theatre.

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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, October 12:

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Congressman Jim Renacci wanted to give the Akron Press Club a clear message: He is not anything like his opponent, incumbent Sherrod Brown. 

Senate candidate Renacci pointed to his support for what he sees as the forward-looking agenda of Donald Trump. He called Sherrod Brown’s support for policies of the Obama years going backward.

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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, October 8:

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ANDY CHOW / TWITTER

With about a month remaining before this year's election, talks of "blue waves" have been circulating national political coverage. Here in Ohio, most of the focus has been on the race for governor between Democrat Rich Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine. But many other state races will determine the makeup of the Ohio House and Senate, which is heavily Republican right now.


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Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, September 27:

  • Dioceses to release names of removed priests accused of sexual misconduct;
  • Police union shames DeWine on bullet proof vests;
  • Gonzalez open to debate for 16th congressional seat;
  • Former Flying J president sentenced to prison;

Dioceses to release names of removed priests accused of sexual misconduct

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Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, September 13:

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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, July 30:

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Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, July 11: 

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Renacci held a press conference and mini-rally of supporters at a downtown Cincinnati hotel Tuesday morning where he tried a ploy that was used against his Democrat incumbent Sherrod Brown six years ago.

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