The election is seen as a key indicator ahead of November's mid-terms.
It's election day, as voters in Ohio's 12th District decide the final congressional contest before November's national midterms. One nationally watched central OH race could swell Democratic enthusiasm or dash it upon the rocks. "A very special and important race!" he said in a second tweet. He was a lackluster fundraiser and avoided the press even to point of shunning friendly outlets like Fox News.
With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Balderson had a 1,754-vote lead over O'Connor, with more than 202,000 votes cast. MSNBC's Steve Kornacki reports that 3,435 provisional ballots were cast, but the OH secretary of state's website says such ballots aren't touched until at least 10 days after an election.
"We're not stopping now".
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The BBC correspondent in Washington says even if the Democrats lose the seat, they can claim a moral victory in OH, and will point to the results as further evidence that they are poised for success in November. The race is a test of voter sentiment before the general election in November, when Balderson and O'Connor will battle again for the full two-year term.
Trump won the district by 11 percentage points in the White House race in 2016 and Republican Pat Tiberi won re-election to the House by a whopping 37 percentage points. And it's worth remembering that while Democrats ground out wins in a number of hard-fought special elections in 2010, they lost 63 seats that fall. Debbie Stabenow will take on military veteran and business executive John James, who won the Republican nomination. The New York Times says it appears Mr Trump's pick, the hard-right Kris Kobach, may have upset incumbent Jeff Colyer.
Cook writes Democrats likely don't need to win the 1st District - or any of the others in "blue tsunami" territory - to take back control of the House of Representatives.
Schuette will face Michigan Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer in November, who claimed the nomination in one of Democrats' top pick-up opportunities this fall.
At least 168 have been nominated, with possibly more to come.
MI - another key battleground - also saw a swathe of women nominees.
"[If] you've got a 45-55 seat gain in the House and a Democratic Senate, impeachment hearings will happen", said Olsen, a senior fellow at the conservative Ethics and Public Policy Center.
And one interesting sidebar: Ron Estes has beaten Ron Estes in a Kansas Republican primary. Other top candidates include Sharice Davids, an EMILY's List-endorsed former MMA fighter attempting to become the first Native American lesbian in Congress, and Tom Niermann, a teacher running a more moderate campaign with a long list of local officials' endorsements.
His opponent's campaign was described by some analysts as "not serious". Experts, including those at the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, say the Republican challenge of holding their House majority in November is looking increasingly hard.
Republicans are hoping for Democratic discord in Kansas' 3rd Congressional District, a suburban Kansas City region where several candidates are fighting for the chance to take on Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder in November.
Under cross examination, she said at the time she believed Manafort was directing Gates' actions and "knew what was going on". Manafort has pleaded not guilty to 18 bank and tax fraud charges and failing to disclose foreign bank accounts.
It was flying a group of 17 Swiss nationals and a three-member family from Austria on a sightseeing tour for the company JU-AIR. Swiss media have been citing plane experts' speculations that the current heat wave may have contributed to the crashes.
Google would be making a ugly mistake by helping China's authoritarian government censor the internet and suppress dissent. Google responded to the report in a statement to The Verge saying, "we don't comment on speculation about future plans".
It would halt requirements that automakers build cleaner, more fuel-efficient cars, including hybrids and electric vehicles. Dan Becker of the Safe Climate Campaign dismissed the Trump administration's arguments as a "parade of concocted horrors".
That has led to criticism from some supporters that money is the major motivating factor - a notion rejected by Henrotay. The 26-year old Courtois want the move to happen but is reluctant to do anything unnecessary to hurt the team.
The UFC boss added "We have a guy who works here at the UFC who loves the Diaz brothers and he wanted to get this fight done". A out between these two rivals has been on the cards since UFC 223, when McGregor attacked a bus which contained Nurmagomedov.
Eden Hazard has sought permission from Maurizio Sarri to report for duty at Chelsea a day later than scheduled. He is, however, expected to be fit by the time the Blues' 2018/19 Premier League season opener comes around.
The case has been followed closely by America's evangelical Christian community, a key part of President Trump's support base. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saturday he was "hopeful that in the coming days" Turkey would free Brunson.
The source said: 'The possibility of a reunion has been discussed and Meghan looks set to incorporate it into her trip. The royal couple were attending the wedding of the prince's long-time friend Charlie van Straubenzee to Daisy Jenks.
Considering the Moto Z3's high-end specs - even if it's a little outdated - $460 is a pretty great asking price . The dual cameras are used for depth sensing for AI photos as well as for features such as Cinemagraphs.
Mo Salah happy with Liverpool's transfer business
Fekir scored 18 goals for Lyon last season and can operate as a central attacking midfielder, on the flanks and even as a false 9. Earlier in the summer, Liverpool were favourites to land the Lyon captain but ran into trouble.
Trump says GOP need not suffer in midterm elections
The president also blasted Democrats claiming they're pro-crime specifically calling out California Democrat Maxine Waters. It was unclear Saturday why Hicks, who left the White House in March, was accompanying the president's team.
5 killed, 44 wounded in night of gun violence in Chicago
But with the violent weekend becoming a national issue, Johnson never even touched on what development had been achieved. Of the wounded who gave their age, the oldest was 62 and the youngest 11, according to police records.
Man Taunts Bison in Yellowstone National Park
Unsurprisingly, the man's actions prompted the bison to charge at him twice in a row, creating panic among the bystanders. After a night in jail, Reinke was released on bond - and that's when he headed to Yellowstone, rangers said .
Willian returns to training ahead of Man City clash
It's the first opportunity to see City's all time most expensive player, Mahrez, play a meaningful game with his new club. The Algerian worldwide finally made his move to the Citizens from Leicester City have been linked since last summer.
Returning Murray feels like he’s starting from scratch
It's very hard to recover from that and not feel good so that's also not good for the game'. "It's feeling better all the time". Murray played three matches in late June before withdrawing from Wimbledon to better recover from the operation.
Carr Fire evacuees return home, some find ashes
Bulldozer operators and their machines build containment lines while battling the River fire in Lakeport, California on July 31. Thousands of Carr Fire victims in Shasta County have been taking the first steps toward getting their lives back in order.