Ohio Senate Election Results 2016: Republican Rob Portman is re-elected

Ohio Senate Election Results 2016: Republican Rob Portman is re-elected
Source: AP
Source: AP

Republican Sen. Rob Portman has been re-elected in Ohio, the Associated Press reports.

Portman has led in the polls throughout most of the campaign, often by double digits. Portman is reportedly leading his opponent, former Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland, by 18 percentage points right now.

Portman has attacked Strickland's record as governor, an office he held from 2007 to 2011, accusing him of being responsible for the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs on his watch. Strickland shot back during their final debate on Oct. 20.

"He's had his out-of-state billionaire friends, the Koch brothers and others, [paying for] an unprecedented amount of ads distorting my record as governor," Strickland said, according to the Columbus Dispatch.  

Nov. 8, 2016, 7:34 p.m.: This story has been updated. 

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Stephanie Gaskell

Stephanie Gaskell is a policy writer for Mic.

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