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Conservative Ranking


Ohio is the 29th most conservative state, voting for President Bush but 0.4% less Republican in the 2004 presidential elections than the national average.

Partisan Trend


Based on voting patterns since 1992, Ohio is trending DEMOCRAT.

GOP Trend Ranking


Ohio ranks 39th among the 50 states.
 
Presidential Race

Race for the White House


GOP Candidates
  • John McCain - U. S. Senator from Arizona  
  • Mike Huckabee - Former Governor of Arkansas
  • Ron Paul - U. S. Congressman from Texas (CD-14)
  • Mitt Romney - Former Governor of Massachusetts
  • Rudy Giuliani - Former Mayor of New York City
  • Fred Thompson - Former U. S. Senator from Tennessee
  • Duncan Hunter - U. S. Congressman from California (CD-52)

    DEM Candidates

  • Barack Obama - U. S. Senator from Illinois  
  • Hillary Clinton - U. S. Senator from New York
  • Mike Gravel - Former U. S. Senator from Alaska
  • John Edwards - Former U. S. Senator from North Carolina
  • Bill Richardson - Governor of New Mexico
  • Dennis Kucinich - U. S. Congressman from Ohio (CD-10)

    Party nominee -

  •  

    Senate Race
    No race in 2008
     
    Governor's Race
    No race in 2008
     
    Competitive House Races
    District 1
    Incumbent:  GOP incumbent Steve Chabot is running for his 8th term in 2008.  He faced no primary opposition.

    GOP Candidates

  • Steve Chabot - Incumbent  

    DEM Candidates

  • Steven Driehaus - Ohio State Senator  

    Party nominee -

  •  

    District 2
    Incumbent:  GOP incumbent Jean Schmidt is running for a 3rd term in 2008.  She faced no primary opposition.

    GOP Candidates

  • Jean Schmidt - Incumbent  

    DEM Candidates

  • Victoria Wulsin - 2006 Congressional Nominee  

    Party nominee -

  •  

    District 15
    OPEN SEAT:  GOP incumbent Deborah Pryce is retiring after her 8th term in 2008.

    GOP Candidates

  • Steve Stivers - Ohio State Senator  

    DEM Candidates

  • Mary Jo Kilroy - 2006 Congressional Nominee  

    Party nominee -

  •  

    District 16
    OPEN SEAT:  GOP incumbent Ralph Regula is retiring after his 18th term in 2008.

    GOP Candidates

  • Kirk Schuring - Ohio State Senator  

    DEM Candidates

  • John Boccieri - Ohio State Senator  

    Party nominee -

  •  
     
    Other House Races
    Projected winner listed first
  • District 3:  Mike Turner (R)-inc vs. Jane Mitakides (D)
  • District 4:  Jim Jordan (R)-inc vs. Mike Carroll (D)
  • District 5:  Bob Latta (R)-inc vs. George Mays (D)
  • District 6:  Charlie Wilson (D)-inc vs. Richard Stobbs (R)
  • District 7:  OPEN:  Steve Austria (R) vs. Sharen Swartz Neuhardt (D)
  • District 8:  John Boehner (R)-inc vs. Nick von Stein (D)
  • District 9:  Marcy Kaptur (D)-inc vs. Bradley Leavitt (R)
  • District 10:  Dennis Kucinich (D)-inc vs. Jim Trakas (R)
  • District 11:  Stephanie Tubbs-Jones (D)-inc vs. Thomas Pekarek (R)
  • District 12:  Pat Tiberi (R)-inc vs. David Robinson (D)
  • District 13:  Betty Sutton (D) vs. David Potter (R)
  • District 14:  Steven LaTourette (R)-inc vs. William O'Neill (D)
  • District 17:  Tim Ryan (D)-inc  Duane Grassell (R)
  • District 18:  Zack Space (D)-inc  Fred Dailey (R)
  •  
    Additional Information

    Election Timeline


  • January 4, 2008 - Deadline to file for candidacy
  • March 4, 2008 - Presidential primary
  • March 4, 2008 - Primary elections
  • November 4, 2008 - Election day
  • Current Partisan Breakdown


     
    National Delegation
      Senators 1 GOP, 1 DEM
      Representatives 11 GOP, 7 DEM
    State Government
      Governor DEM
      Lt. Governor - tied to Governor DEM
      State Senate - GOP control 22 GOP, 11 DEM
      State House - GOP control 60 GOP, 39 DEM

    Current Office Holders


  • Governor:  Ted Strickland (D) - 1st term, up for re-election in 2010
  • Lt. Governor:  Lee Fisher (D) - 1st term, tied to Governor
  • Senior Senator:  George Voinovich (R) - 2nd term, up for re-election in 2010
  • Junior Senator:  Sherrod Brown (D) - 1st term, up for re-election in 2012
  • House District 1:  Steve Chabot (R) - 7th term
  • House District 2:  Jean Schmidt (R) - 2nd term
  • House District 3:  Mike Turner (R) - 3rd term
  • House District 4:  Jim Jordan (R) - 1st term
  • House District 5:  Bob Latta (R) - 1st term (partial)
  • House District 6:  Charles Wilson (D) - 1st term
  • House District 7:  Dave Hobson (R) - 9th term (retiring)
  • House District 8:  John Boehner (R) - 9th term
  • House District 9:  Marcy Kaptur (D) - 13th term
  • House District 10:  Dennis Kucinich (D) - 6th term
  • House District 11:  Stephanie Tubbs-Jones (D) - 5th term
  • House District 12:  Pat Tiberi (R) - 4th term
  • House District 13:  Betty Sutton (D) - 1st term
  • House District 14:  Steven LaTourette (R) - 6th term
  • House District 15:  Deborah Pryce (R) - 8th term (retiring)
  • House District 16:  Ralph Regula (R) - 18th term (retiring)
  • House District 17:  Tim Ryan (D) - 3rd term
  • House District 18:  Zack Space (D) - 1st term

    Historical Partisan Snapshot


  •  
      Race 2000 Result 2002 Result 2004 Result 2006 Result

    President Weak GOP -- Weak GOP --

    Senate
    Class 1 Solid GOP -- -- Strong DEM
    Class 3 -- -- Solid GOP --

    Governor -- Solid GOP -- Solid DEM

    House 11 GOP - 8 DEM 12 GOP - 6 DEM 12 GOP - 6 DEM 11 GOP - 7 DEM
    CD-1 Mod GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP Mod GOP
    CD-2 Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP Weak GOP
    CD-3 Solid DEM Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP
    CD-4 Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP
    CD-5 Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP
    CD-6 Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM
    CD-7 Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP
    CD-8 Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP
    CD-9 Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM
    CD-10 Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM
    CD-11 Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM
    CD-12 Mod GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP
    CD-13 Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM
    CD-14 Solid DEM Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP
    CD-15 Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP Weak GOP
    CD-16 Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP
    CD-17 Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM Solid DEM
    CD-18 Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid DEM
    CD-19 Solid GOP NA NA NA

    BOLD - party turnover
    Party changes not bolded resulted from redistricting before the 2002 election.
    Race ratings:
  • "Weak" - less than 5%
  • "Mod" - 5% to less than 10%
  • "Strong" - 10% to 15%
  • "Solid" - greater than 15%
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    Ohio Race Tracking
    President
    John McCain
    vs
    Barack Obama
    Projected Winner
    Senate
    No race
    Governor
    No race
    House District 1
    Steve Chabot - inc
    vs
    Steven Driehaus
    Projected Winner
    House District 2
    Jean Schmidt - inc
    vs
    Victoria Wulsin
    Projected Winner
    House District 15 (open)
    Steve Stivers
    vs
    Mary Jo Kilroy
    Projected Winner
    House District 16 (open)
    Kirk Schuring
    vs
    John Boccieri
    Projected Winner
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