The 2014 mid-term election was dominated by Republicans in Ohio and across the country. On the federal level, the Republican Party maintained control of the U.S. House of Representatives, gaining a net total of 14 seats, for a total of 243. Of Ohio’s 16 U.S. House Districts, 12 are held by a Republican and 4 are held by a Democrat. All incumbents held onto their seats. The Republican Party also gained control of the U.S. Senate, so far gaining a net total of 8 seats, for a total of 53 Republican Senators. The Senate race in Louisiana will go to a runoff on December 6th, and in Virginia the race is still too close to call.
In Ohio, Governor Kasich was re-elected with 64% of the vote and winning 86 of Ohio’s 88 counties. The Ohio House Republican Caucus picked up 5 more of the 99 House seats, increasing the Republican majority to 65-34. Republicans are awaiting the results of a recount in the 94th House District to determine if the Republican candidate defeats the incumbent Democrat to increase the Republican majority to 66. The Ohio Senate maintained its 23-10 majority. Justices Sharon Kennedy and Judi French were re-elected to the Ohio Supreme Court maintaining a 6-1 majority for Republicans.
In the text below, an asterisk (*) denotes an incumbent.
Winners are denoted in BOLD.
Incumbent John Kasich has won a second term as Ohio’s Governor. Governor Kasich won the election with 64% of the vote.
• (R) John Kasich/Mary Taylor*
• (D) Ed FitzGerald/Sharen Neuhardt
• (G) Anita Rios/Bob Fitrakis
Incumbent Mike DeWine has won a second term as Ohio’s Attorney General. DeWine won the election with 61% of the vote.
• (R) Mike DeWine*
• (D) David Pepper
Auditor of State
Incumbent Dave Yost has won a second term as Ohio’s State Auditor. Yost won the election with 57% of the vote.
• (R) Dave Yost*
• (D) John Carney
• (L) Bob Bridges
Treasurer of State
Incumbent Josh Mandel has won a second term as Ohio’s State Treasurer, defeating Connie Pillich with 57% of the vote.
• (R) Josh Mandel*
• (D) Connie Pillich
Secretary of State
Incumbent John Husted has won a second term as Ohio’s Secretary of State. Husted won the election with 60% of the vote.
• (R) John Husted*
• (D) Nina Turner
• (L) Kevin Knedler
Ohio Supreme Court
Judi French returned to the Ohio Supreme Court bench after voters affirmed Governor Kasich’s appointment of her two years ago. She won with 56% of the vote.
• Judi French*
• John P. O’Donnell
Sharon Kennedy will remain on Ohio’s Supreme Court, having received 72% of the vote, the largest margin of any statewide candidate.
• Sharon L. Kennedy*
• Tom Letson
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