Tuesday's HOT MIC
Results for today's primary elections are beginning to trickle in.
Former senator and current Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) will face the former head of Obama's Consumer Finance Protection Bureau Richard Cordray (D). DeWine crushed Mary Taylor, Kasich's lt. governor, 62 percent to 37 percent. Cordray beat out former Congressman Dennis Kucinich 62-22.
The hotly contested race for the Senate is still up for grabs with Congressman Jim Renacci currently ahead of political newcomer Mike Gibbons 44-34 with 11 percent of the vote in.
For the Senate seat currently held by Democrat Joe Donnelly: Mike Braun beat Todd Rokita, 41 percent to 29 percent.
Senator Joe Manchin beat his challenger, Paula Jean Swearengin, 69 percent to 31 percent. Who Manchin will face in November is still up for grabs with about one-fourth of precincts reporting:
33.6% Patrick Morrisey
28.6% Evan Jenkins
21.3% Don Blankenship
10% Thomas Willis
Some polls had Don "China people" Blankenship up in the days leading up to the election, but it's not looking good for him right now.
The state has a bunch of House races up for grabs. I won't' recap them all, but you can view the results here.
PJM will update you when we get final results for some of these key races.