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Ohio Democratic rematch draws last-minute endorsements as candidates clash over progressive credentials
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Ohio Democratic rematch draws last-minute endorsements as candidates clash over progressive credentials

If Democratic voters feel a sense of deja vu Tuesday, it's for good reason. For the second time in less than a year, residents of Ohio's 11th Congressional District headed to the polls to decide between challenger Nina Turner and now-incumbent Rep. Shontel Brown. "Phone banking, text banking, door knocking, we're doing everything we can to call and make sure people are aware this election is happening," Brown told CBS News. The freshman lawmaker is defending her seat after defeating Turner by roughly six percentage points in a special election last November. Turner, a former state senator who also served as the co-chair of Sen. Bernie Sanders' 2020 presidential campaign, is also pulling out all the stops. She described herself as "unbought and unbossed" in the mold of the pioneerin...
J.D. Vance wins Republican Senate race after Trump endorsement
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J.D. Vance wins Republican Senate race after Trump endorsement

CBS News has projected J.D. Vance has won the Republican nomination for Senate in Ohio, after he soared to the lead when former President Donald Trump endorsed him. Most of the Republicans vying for the nomination for the open Senate seat sought Trump's endorsement, including former state Treasurer Josh Mandel, who ran as a pro-Trump politician. Ohio has long been seen as the perennial swing state. But Trump won the state by 8 points, and once  Vance won the former president's endorsement, his popularity  soared. A Fox News poll released last week, conducted after Trump endorsed,, showed Vance leading with 23%, over twice the 11% he had registered in a Fox News poll from early March. Vance was once a Trump critic, but earned the former president's endorsement by embracing Trump's views on ...
Trump’s endorsement power could be tested in Senate race
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Trump’s endorsement power could be tested in Senate race

Ohio voters are going to the polls Tuesday in primaries for Senate, governor and some House seats, including a rematch between Rep. Shontel Brown and Nina Turner in Ohio's 11th district. The GOP Senate race looks to be a test of how much influence former President Trump's endorsement has on the party. Trump endorsed author and venture capitalist J.D. Vance in the Senate race over former state treasurer Josh Mandel, who had also sought his endorsement. Ohio had long been seen as the perennial swing state. But Trump won the state by 8 points, and Trump's endorsement of Vance caused his popularity to soar. A Fox News poll released last week, conducted after Trump's endorsement, showed Vance leading with 23%, up from 11% in a Fox News poll from early March. Vance was followed by Mandel (18%), ...