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2008 Ohio Congressional and Statewide Results 
Primary Filing Deadline: 1/4/08, Independent Filing Deadline: 3/3/08, Primary: 3/4/08, New Party Filing Deadline: 8/18/08, Presidential Filing Deadline: 8/21/08, Write-in Deadline: 9/3/08, General Election 11/4/08,
Last Updated: December 17, 2008
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties, State Media,
President, 50.8% in '04 for Bush, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: McCain, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Obama, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Rothenberg Political Report: Lean Obama, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss-up,
U.S. Sen. Barack H. Obama (D-IL) 51.1%, U.S. Sen. John S. McCain, III (R-AZ) 47.3%, consumer activist Ralph Nader (I-CT) 0.8%,
ex-U.S. Rep. Robert L. "Bob" Barr (L-GA) 0.3%,
Minister Charles O. "Chuck" Baldwin (C-FL) 0.2%,
ex-U.S. Rep. Cynthia A. McKinney (G-GA) 0.1%,
Robert A. Duncan (I-OH) 0.1%,
Brian P. Moore (S-FL) 0.1%,
Alan L. Keyes (WI-MD) 0.0%,
Attorney General, 52.4% in '06, Marc Dann (D) resigned during 1st term, Nancy H. Rogers (D) not seeking re-election, Special election in 2008, next general election in 2010, Independent Filing Deadline: 5/27/08, Major Party Filing Deadline: 8/20/08,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Treasurer Richard Cordray (D) 56.5%, ex-U.S. Attorney Michael Crites (R) 38.7%, Constitution Party chair / ex-prosecutor Robert M. Owens (I) 4.8%,
1st Congressional District, 52.1% in '06, 7th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Chris Cillizza: 14th Most Likely Seat to Switch Parties, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: No Clear Favorite, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Roll Call's Outlook: Tossup, Rothenberg Political Report: Pure Toss-Up, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss-Up, DCCC Target,
St. Rep. Steven L. Driehaus (D) 51.5%, Steve Chabot (R) 48.5%, Eric Wison (WI) 0.0%, term limits advocate Rich Stevenson (WI) 0.0%,
2nd Congressional District, 50.5% in '06, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Republican, Cook Political Report: Lean Republican, Robert Novak: Likely Democratic Target, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Lean Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican,
'06 nominee / Dr. Victoria W. Wulsin (D) 37.3%, Jean Schmidt (R) 45.0%, David H. Kirkorian (I) 17.8%,
'06 write-in candidate James J. Condit, Jr. (WI) 0.0%,
3rd Congressional District, 58.7% in '06, 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
'04 nominee / consultant L. Jane Mitakides (D) 36.1%, Michael R. "Mike" Turner (R) 63.9%,
4th Congressional District, 60.1% in '06, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
steelworker Mike Carroll (D) 34.9%, James D. "Jim" Jordan (R) 65.1%,
5th Congressional District, 56.9% in '07, 1st term, Paul E. Gillmor (R) died 9/5/07, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Robert Novak: Leaning Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
'06 Senate candidate / '07 candidate George F. Mays (D) 35.7%, St. Rep. Bob Latta (R) 64.3%, '00 / '02 Libertaian candidate / '07 write-in candidate / retired mortgage broker John F. "Jack" Green (L/WI),
6th Congressional District, 61.9% in '06, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Charles A. "Charlie" Wilson, Jr. (D) 62.3%, '06 candidate / ex-sheriff Richard D. "Dick" Stobbs (R) 32.8%, Dennis Spisak (G) 4.8%,
7th Congressional District, 61.0% in '06, David L. "Dave" Hobson (R) retiring after 9th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Republican Favored, Cook Political Report: Likely Republican, Robert Novak: Likely Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe Republican,
attorney Sharen Swartz Neuhardt (D) 41.3%, St. Sen. Steve Austria (R) 58.7%,
8th Congressional District, 64.0% in '06, 9th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
political organizer Nick von Stein (D) 31.9%, John A. Boehner (R) 68.1%,
9th Congressional District, 73.6% in '06, 13th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Marcy Kaptur (D) 74.1%, '06 nominee / Bradley S. Leavitt (R) 25.9%,
10th Congressional District, 66.3% in '06, 6th term, running for President, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Dennis J. Kucinich (D) 56.8%, ex-St. Rep. James P. "Jim" Trakas (R) 39.4%, Paul Conroy (L) 3.8%,
11th Congressional District, 83.3 in '06, Stephanie Tubbs-Jones (D) died 8/20/08 during her 5th term, Polls
Special Election Filing Deadline: 9/5/08, Special Election Primary: 10/14/08, Special Election Primary: 11/18/08,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Mayor Marcia L. Fudge (D) 67.2%,
ex-St. Sen. Jeffrey Johnson (D) 12.7%, Carolyn R. Johnson (D) 4.3%, Sean Ryan (D) 1.5%, lobbyist Thomas J. Wheeler (D) 1.1%, Isaac Powell (D) 1.0%, Frank Rives (D) 1.0%, Nathaniel Martin (D) 0.9%, Gerald C. Henley (D) 0.9%, Brahim Ayad (D/WI) 0%, withdrawn candidates Jim Joyner (D) Rev. Marvin A. McMickle (D), political pundit / ex-Council Member Bill Patmoná(D) and ex-St. Sen. C.J. Prentiss (D) received 9.5%,
No Republican
11th Congressional District, 83.3 in '06, Stephanie Tubbs-Jones (D) died 8/20/08 during her 5th term, Caucus to Name Replacement Nominee: 9/11/08, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Mayor Marcia L. Fudge (D) 85.1%, engineer Thomas Pekarek (R) 14.9%, Eric Johnson (WI) 0.0%, Robert Anthony Reed III (WI) 0.0%, Craig E. Willis (WI) 0.0%,
12th Congressional District, 58.1% in '06, 4th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
attorney David Robinson (D) 41.5%, Patrick J. "Pat" Tiberi (R) 55.6%, Steven R. Linnabary (L) 2.9%,
13th Congressional District, 61.2% in '06, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Betty Sutton (D) 64.4%, David S. Potter (R) 35.5%, Robert Crow (WI) 0.1%,
14th Congressional District, 57.6% in '06, 6th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Republican Favored, Cook Political Report: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Republican,
Retire Army Lt. Col. / RN / Appeals Court Judge / 2006 Ohio Supreme Court nominee William O'Neill (D) 38.7%, Steven C. LaTourette (R) 58.4%, David Macko (L) 2.9%,
15th Congressional District, 50.2% in '06, DeboraháPryce (R) retiring after 8th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Chris Cillizza: 13th Most Likely Seat to Switch Parties, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: No Clear Favorite, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Robert Novak: Likely Democratic Takeover, Roll Call's Outlook: Tossup, Rothenberg Political Report: Pure Toss-Up, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss-Up, DCCC target,
'06 nominee Co Comm'r. Mary Jo Kilroy (D) 45.9%, St. Sen. SteveáStivers (R) 45.2%, activist Donald Elijah Eckhart (I) 4.3%,
Mark Micahel Noble (L) 4.6%,
Travis Casper (WI) 0.0%,
16th Congressional District, 58.6% in '06, Ralph Regula (R) retiring after 18th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democrat, Chris Cillizza: 4th Most Likely Seat to Switch Parties, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Democratic, Cook Political Report: Lean Democratic, Robert Novak: Leaning Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Democrat Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democratic, DCCC target,
St. Sen. John Boccieri (D) 55.3%, St. Sen. J. Kirk Schuring (R) 44.7%,
17th Congressional District, 80.2% in '06, 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Timothy J. "Tim" Ryan (D) 78.1%, teacher Duane V. Grassell (R) 21.9%,
18th Congressional District, 62.0% in '06, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Democrat Favored, Cook Political Report: Likely Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe Democrat, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Democrat, NRCC Target,
Zachary T. "Zack" Space (D) 59.8%, ex-St. Ag. Dir. Fred Dailey (R) 40.2%,

1. Link to Predictions:
D.C.'s Political Report,
Washington Post's Chris Cillizza,
Campaign & Elections: Political Oddsmaker,
Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard,
Cook Political Report,
National Journal's Rankings,
Roll Call's Outlook,
Rothenberg Political Report,
Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball,

2. D.C.'s Political Report's stars indicate the rating of the race from 1 star to 5 stars depending on its entertainment value.
The color indicates D.C.'s Political Report's prediction of the winning party.
= Democrat retain control, = Democrats take over control,
= Republican retain control, = Republicans take over control,
= Independent / 3rd Party retains control, = Independent / 3rd Party take over control
Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races.
Light Blue boxes indicates Democrats maintained control. Light Red boxes indicates Republicans maintained control.
Blue boxes indicates Democrats took control. Red boxes indicates Republicans took control.

3. Key to Ohio Political Parties:
(C) = Constitution Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(R) = Republican Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates

4. Ohio Media Links:
Akron Beacon-Journal
Ashtabula Star Beacon
Avon Lake Press
Canton Repository
Chagrin Valley Times
Cincinnati Enquirer
Cincinnati Post
Cleveland Plain Dealer - Politics Section
Cleveland Scene
Cleveland Sun Newspapers
Columbiana County Morning Journal
Columbus Dispatch
Cuyohoga County West Life News
Dayton Daily News
Direct Source Radio
Eaton Register-Herald
Election Ohio
Findlay Courier
Gongwer News Service
Hamilton Journal-News
Lima News
Medina Gazette
Middletown Journal
NewsLink.org: Ohio
Ohio Citizen Action
Ohio News Network
Oxford Press
Ravenna Record-Courier
Sidney Daily News
Steubenville Herald Star
Toledo Blade
Springfield News-Sun
Wapakoneta Daily News
Warren Tribune Chronicle
WEWS TV-5
WHIO TV-7
WHIO 1290-AM
Willoughby News-Herald


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