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ELECTION 98 MAIN | | REMOTE NAVIGATOR

OHIO

Race Summary

Governor    (13094 of 13095 precincts reporting)
Fisher (D) 45%     Taft (R) * 51%    
Senate    (13094 of 13095 precincts reporting)
Boyle (D) 44%     Voinovich (R) * 56%    
House 01    (668 of 668 precincts reporting)
Qualls (D) 47%     Chabot (R) * 53%    
House 02    (745 of 745 precincts reporting)
Sanders (D) 24%     Portman (R) * 76%    
House 03    (641 of 641 precincts reporting)
Hall (D) * 69%     Shondel (R) 31%    
House 04    (737 of 742 precincts reporting)
McClain (D) 36%     Oxley (R) * 64%    
House 05    (751 of 751 precincts reporting)
Darrow (D) 33%     Gillmor (R) * 67%    
House 06    (744 of 744 precincts reporting)
Strickland (D) * 57%     Hollister (R) 43%    
House 07    (722 of 752 precincts reporting)
Minor (D) 28%     Hobson (R) * 68%    
House 08    (578 of 578 precincts reporting)
Griffin (D) 29%     Boehner (R) * 71%    
House 09    (657 of 657 precincts reporting)
Kaptur (D) * 81%     Emery (R) 19%    
House 10    (791 of 791 precincts reporting)
Kucinich (D) * 67%     Slovenec (R) 33%    
House 11    (864 of 865 precincts reporting)
Jones (D) * 80%     Hereford (R) 14%    
House 12    (527 of 527 precincts reporting)
Brown (D) 33%     Kasich (R) * 67%    
House 13    (650 of 662 precincts reporting)
Brown (D) * 62%     Drake (R) 38%    
House 14    (686 of 686 precincts reporting)
Sawyer (D) * 63%     Watkins (R) 37%    
House 15    (483 of 483 precincts reporting)
Miller (D) 27%     Pryce (R) * 60%    
House 16    (609 of 609 precincts reporting)
Ferguson (D) 36%     Regula (R) * 64%    
House 17    (779 of 809 precincts reporting)
Traficant (D) * 68%     Alberty (R) 32%    
House 18    (798 of 799 precincts reporting)
Burch (D) 40%     Ney (R) * 60%    
House 19    (706 of 706 precincts reporting)
Kelley (D) 34%     Latourette (R) * 66%    
Updated November 04, 1998 03:40 P.M. EST

TOP RACES

GOVERNOR: (OPEN) Gov. George V. Voinovich (R), first elected in 1990, is ineligible for a third four-year term and will run for Sen. John Glenn's (D) open Senate seat. Former Attorney General Lee Fisher (D) will run against Secretary of State Robert A. Taft II (R).
Stuart Rothenberg's Race at a Glance

SENATE: (OPEN) Sen. John Glenn (D), first elected in 1974, is retiring. Gov. George Voinovich (R), mayor of Cleveland for 10 years, will face off against former Cuyahoga County Commissioner and 1994 Senate candidate Mary O. Boyle (D).
Stuart Rothenberg's Race at a Glance


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1998 POLLS

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POLL HOURS

6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET


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SENATOR AND GOVERNOR NOT UP IN 1998

Sen. Mike DeWine (R), first elected 1994; next election in 2000.


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VACANCIES

1998 vacancies list


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HOUSE DISTRICTS

  • CD1 (Hamilton County; western Cincinnati and its suburbs):
    Roxanne Qualls (D); Steve Chabot (inc.) (R)
  • CD2 (Southwest, eastern Cincinnati and suburbs):
    Charles Sanders (D); Rob Portman (inc.) (R)
  • CD3 (Southwest; Dayton):
    Tony Hall (inc.) (D); John Shondel (R)
  • CD4 (West central; Mansfield; Lima; Findlay):
    Paul McClain (D); Michael G. Oxley (inc.) (R)
  • CD5 (Northwest; Bowling Green; Sandusky):
    Susan Davenport Darrow (D); Paul Gillmor (inc.) (R)
  • CD6 (South; Portsmouth; Chillicothe; Athens):
    Ted Strickland (inc.) (D); Nancy Hollister (R)
  • CD7 (West central; Springfield; Lancaster):
    Donald E. Minor Jr. (D); David L. Hobson (inc.) (R)
  • CD8 (Southwest; Hamilton; Middletown):
    John W. Griffin (D); John A. Boehner (inc.) (R)
  • CD9 (Northwest; Toledo):
    Marcy Kaptur (inc.) (D); Edward Emery (R)
  • CD10 (Cleveland; west side and suburbs):
    Dennis Kucinich (inc.) (D); Joe Slovenic (R)
  • CD11 (Cleveland; east side and suburbs):
    Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D); James Hereford (R)
  • CD12 (Central; eastern Columbus and suburbs):
    Edward S. Brown (D); John Kasich (inc.) (R)
  • CD13 (Northeast; suburbs of Cleveland, Akron, Youngstown):
    Sherrod Brown (inc.) (D); Grace Drake (R)
  • CD14 (Northeast; Akron):
    Thomas Sawyer (inc.) (D); Tom Watkins (R)
  • CD15 (Central; western Columbus and suburbs):
    Adam Clay Miller (D); Deborah Pryce (inc.) (R)
  • CD16 (Northeast; Canton):
    Peter Ferguson (D); Ralph Regula (inc.) (R)
  • CD17 (Northeast; Youngstown, Warren):
    James Traficant Jr. (inc.) (D); Paul Alberty (R)
  • CD18 (East; Steubenville; Zanesville):
    Robert Burch (D); Bob Ney (inc.) (R)
  • CD19 (Cleveland suburbs; Ashtabula, Lake counties):
    Elizabeth Kelley (D); Steve LaTourette (inc.) (R)


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    PRIMARY DATE

    May 5

    Primary results


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    FILING DEADLINE

    February 19


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    STATEWIDE BALLOT MEASURES

    Total Number: 1


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    PARTY CONTROL

    Governor: Republican
    U.S. Senate: 1 Democrat, 1 Republican
    U.S. House of Representatives: 8 Democrats, 11 Republicans
    State Senate: 12 Democrats, 21 Republicans
    State House of Representatives: 39 Democrats, 60 Republicans


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    STATE LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS

    Senate: 18 seats up
    House: All 99 seats up


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    PARTY REGISTRATION

    State Projected Voting Age Population: 8,347,000 (1996)
    Registered Voters: (3/6/98) 7,084,675

    Democrats: 879,021 12.4%
    Republicans: 991,735 13.99%
    Natural Law Party: 1,651 0.02%
    Other: 5,212,268 73.57%


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    ELECTORAL VOTES

    21


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    PRESIDENTIAL VOTING HISTORY

    Clinton won in 1996; Clinton in 1992; Bush in 1988; Reagan in 1984; Reagan in 1980; Carter in 1976; Nixon in 1972; Nixon in 1968; Johnson in 1964; Nixon in 1960

    LAST TIME VOTED DEMOCRATIC FOR PRESIDENT: 1996

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1996:

    Clinton 47%
    Dole 41%
    Perot 11%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1992:

    Clinton 40%
    Bush 38%
    Perot 21%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1988:

    Bush 55%
    Dukakis 44%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1984:

    Reagan 59%
    Mondale 40%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1980:

    Reagan 52%
    Carter 41%
    Anderson 6%


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    PAST EXIT POLLS

    1992:

    1994:

    1996:


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    TURNOUT

    Historical voter turnout as a percentage of the voting age population 1996-1960


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    DEMOGRAPHICS

    Population: 11,173,000 (1996)
    (% of voting age population)

    White: 88.8%
    African American: 9.8%
    Asian: 0.8%
    Native American: 0.2%
    Other/Undeclared: 0.4%

    Persons of Hispanic origin account for 1.1% of the voting population (from 1990 Census)


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    STATE TIDBITS

    State Capital: Columbus
    State Nickname: Buckeye State

    Ohio seems to set a standard of American normalcy. The state stands close to the national average in income, in the split between urban and rural and in its racial and ethnic mix. It also is split politically and has been a battleground in recent elections. Ohio's 6th congressional district has changed hands in every election since 1990 and is one of a handful of districts that could change the composition of the 106th Congress in the fall. Bill Clinton won Ohio in 1996 and 1992, but by narrow margins. Only twice in the last 100 years -- in 1944 and 1960 -- has Ohio not picked the winning presidential candidate. No Republican has ever been elected president without winning Ohio. In the 1996 presidential contest, Voinovich was the first governor to endorse Bob Dole.


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    RELATED SITES

    NOTE: External sites will open in a new browser window.

    Government:

    Ohio Secretary of State
    http://www.state.oh.us/sos/
    Ohio Elections Division
    http://www.state.oh.us/sos/elecpage.html
    Ohio Gov. George Voinovich's Home Page
    http://www.ohio.gov/gov/
    Ohio State Senate
    http://www.senate.state.oh.us/
    Ohio State House of Representatives
    http://www.house.state.oh.us/

    News Media:

    CNN Affiliates

    WBNS (Columbus)
    http://www.wbns10tv.com/
    WTLW (Lima)
    http://www.wtlw.com/
    WNWO (Toledo)
    http://www.nbc24.com/mainmen1.htm
    WKBN-TV (Youngstown)
    http://www.wkbn.com/

    State Newspapers

    The Cincinnati Post
    http://www.cincypost.com
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer
    http://www.cleveland.com
    The Columbus Dispatch
    http://www.dispatch.com
    Akron Beacon Journal
    http://www.ohio.com
    The Toledo Blade
    http://www.toledoblade.com

    General Interest:

    The White House
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/Welcome.html
    The House of Representatives
    http://www.house.gov/
    The Senate
    http://www.senate.gov/
    Library of Congress -- The Legislative Branch
    http://lcweb.loc.gov/global/legislative/congress.html
    Congressional Quarterly's American Voter
    http://voter.cq.com/
    Congressional Quarterly's VoteWatch
    http://pathfinder.com/CQ/
    THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet
    http://thomas.loc.gov/
    Federal Election Commission
    http://www.fec.gov/
    Democratic National Committee
    http://www.democrats.org/
    Republican National Committee
    http://www.rnc.org/
    Project Vote Smart
    http://www.vote-smart.org
    Policy.com
    http://www.policy.com/


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    Updated: October 25, 1998



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