With the polls closed across the state, the midterm election results are trickling in.
Among the first statewide contests to be decided is the race for Ohio’s United States Senate seat.
Democratic two-term incumbent Sherrod Brown has won against GOP fourth-term Congressman Jim Renacci by a double-digit margin of around 14 points.
Renacci had campaigned with the support of President Donald Trump.
In his victory speech, Brown said his victory was a decisive win for progressives, "in the heartland," a, "blueprint for our nation in 2020.”
“Tonight, Ohio, you showed the country that by putting people first and by honoring the dignity of work, we can carry a state Donald Trump won by nearly 10 points. And you showed that we do it without compromising on women’s rights or civil rights or LGBTQ rights [...]
"And as we celebrate the dignity of work, we unify. We do not divide. Populists are not racists. Populists are not anti-Semitic. We do not appeal to some by pushing down others. We do not lie. We do not engage in hate speech."