Democrat Tim Ryan declared winner in Ohio party primary for Senate
Associated Press also reports Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine has secured his party’s nomination for a second term
The Associated Press on Tuesday night declared congressman Tim Ryan the winner of Ohio's Democrat Senate primary, with the winner of the GOP primary at about 8:50 p.m. local time still too close to call.
The wire service also reports Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine has secured his party's nomination for a second term.
In the Senate race, Democrats and Republicans are competing for the seat of retiring GOP Sen. Rob Portman.
In the GOP primary, Trump-backed memoirist and venture capitalist J.D. Vance has a narrow leader over former state Treasurer Josh Mandel and former state Rep. Matt Dolan.
Vance leads with 29.6% of the vote, followed by 23.8% for Mandel and 22% for Dolan, according to The New York Times.
DeWine held off bids by former congressman Jim Renacci, former state Rep. Ron Hood and farmer Joe Blystone.
The 75-yea-old DeWine in the general election is expected to face former Dayton Democrat Mayor Nan Whaley.
Whaley has about 66% of the vote compared to 34% for her closest competitor, with about 34% of districts reporting, also according to The Times.
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