In the race after the race, the Democrats voted in favor of the election candidate to stop the Republicans.
In Ohio, with the election of Democrat Richard Cordray, voters hosted one of the most important governors' races of the year. He led the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under President Barack Obama over former Congressman Dennis Kucinich to face longtime Attorney General Mike DeWine.
Kucinich's run was seen as a test of whether Democrats are leftist candidates against the so-called "establishment." But in Ohio and other states, the party's left became scarce, as better-funded candidates easily won their primaries.
In Indiana's 2nd Congressional District, a health executive and former Republican named Mel Hall defeated candidates who supported a "Medicare for All" system for health insurance. In the third district of West Virginia, Senator Richard Ojeda romped for victory ̵
"I will support Cordray well," said Melanie Wilson, 35, while awaiting the results of Kucinich's party in Cleveland. "We really want a Democrat to win in Ohio in November, we need it."
After acknowledging his defeat, Kucinich challenged supporters to respect voters' opinions.
"I think we should all congratulate him on his election here," he said
. Kucinich, who entered the race four months ago, attempted to make the referenda on arms control, universal health care and criminal justice reform. He attacked Cordray as a "republican-light" candidate who was once supported by the National Rifle Association and refused to support a ban on firearms as offensive weapons.
But in April Cordray dominated the radio waves, while Kucinich spent nearly two weeks answering a $ 20,000 payment, he had taken a group allied with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Even after Kucinich returned the money, his momentum stagnated. While Cordray's ads advertised his work with President Barack Obama, Kucinich's ads featured an endorsement from Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), who was criticized for meeting with Assad.
"Kucinich bothers me about the whole Assad cause," said Robert Halpin, 57, after choosing Cleveland. "I did not like Cordray because of the NRA, but in the end I do not like Assad anymore [than I don’t like the NRA] so I went with Cordray."
Cordray will face DeWine, who barred the support of most Republicans and despite surveys has a big head start in polls had from the opponent Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, who accused the former senator of "choosing Hillary Clinton 962 times."
Both Taylor and DeWine have talked about reversing ACA's Medicaid expansion in the state, which makes Kasich proud. Cordray promised to protect the expansion and add more coverage for addiction and mental health.
"I congratulate Mike DeWine tonight for winning one of the ugliest campaigns I've ever seen," Cordray said at his Tuesday's victory celebration. "We now have a clear decision in November and the things we stand for can not be more different."
The Democrats were confident for the remainder of their nationwide races, in which the party's favored candidates should be easily nominated. Senator Sherrod Brown (D), who stands for reelection this year, will be dealing with Deputy James B. Renacci (R-Ohio) – and starting with a 3-to-1 advantage, according to the FEC. [19659016AmDienstaghabendieDemokratenmehrAufmerksamkeitaufdreiRennenfürdenKongressinBereichengerichtetdie2016vonTrumpdurchgeführtwurdenDieWählerim12DistriktderdieVorortenördlichundöstlichvonColumbusabdecktwähltendieNominiertenfüreineSonderwahlam7AugustumdenRepublikanerPatrickJTiberizuersetzendersichabruptfüreinenprivatenJobzurückzog
English: www.mjfriendship.de/en/index.php?op…=view&id=167 The night had the Senator Troy Balderson, who was supported by Tiberi, a narrow lead in the 11 – way – Race for the Republican nomination. Democratic voters nominated Danny O & # 39; Connor, Franklin County's chosen recorder player, who led the field in money and referrals.
But as in the governor's race, the Republican primaries became race to the right. While Tiberi showed a moderate image, Balderson faced a challenge from Melanie Leneghan, a businesswoman who said, "By God's grace, we have elected President Trump." Balderson countered by promising to "use conservative energy to build the cursed wall."
"I know a lot of people down there," said MP Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), who had spoken to O & Connor with other Democrats. "They can not be democrats, they can be independent or moderate republicans, and this kind of positioning is not what they want."
Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), chairman of the National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee, said any leading candidate could hold the 12th district.
"We will win this race," he said. "I think we will come out in a way where we have a really strong candidate who hopefully will win alone."
The Democrats' preferred candidates also settled in Canton 7th District, where Navy veteran Ken Harbaugh defeated a leftist rival, and the Cincinnati-based 1st District, where Hamilton County Clerk Aftab Pureval overtook Republican Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio).
Republicans had already taken some defensive action in the 7th district, with Mail attacking Harbaugh's underfunded primary challenger as "too liberal for Ohio" – a message intended to split Democratic voters. But this attack encouraged the Democrats, who had seen Gibbs hit a 41-point landslide in 2018 to think the district could be profitable.
"I tried to spread the word here – we have some young, dynamic candidates in Ohio," Ryan said.
Afi Scruggs of Cleveland and Mike DeBonis of Washington contributed to this report.