The PJ Tatler

Ohio: Sen. Brown Keeps Seat in Face of Mandel Challenge

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) held onto his seat in the face of a challenge from a Republican wunderkind.

With 25 percent of precincts reporting, Brown had 53.2 percent compared to 42.3 percent for state treasurer Josh Mandel.

The GOP poured money into this race to take out Brown, and many felt the race between the liberal Brown and conservative Mandel could be a reflection of how the presidential race would go in this crucial swing state.

As of this Senate race being called, President Obama led Mitt Romney 52.9 percent to 45.6 percent with 23 percent of precincts reporting.