Friday, February 23

Primary results and the leaked abortion ruling

Author J.D. Vance won Ohio’s Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. Democrats nominated the first female nominee for governor in Ohio history, and a leaked decision on abortion sent everyone scrambling. 

We break down what it all means on this week’s episode of Ohio Politics Explained.

It’s a podcast from the USA TODAY Network Ohio Bureau where we catch you up on the state’s political news in 15 minutes or less. This week, host Anna Staver was joined by statehouse bureau chief Anthony Shoemaker.  

1) Vance vs. Ryan 

Voters will have a choice between author and political newcomer J.D. Vance and northeast Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan this November. The two men won their respective primaries on Tuesday.

Ryan ran away with the Democratic nomination, but Vance was fighting against a much larger Republican field. He won 32% of GOP voters on May 3 after winning Trump’s endorsement in April.

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