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Ohio incumbent Sherrod Brown maintains Senate seat

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In a clear win for Ohio Democrats, incumbent Sen. Sherrod Brown was re-elected to the U.S. Senate.

The race between Brown and Republican Senate candidate and Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel wasn’t close. The race was called by the Associated Press at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, after polls in the Buckeye state closed at 7:30 p.m.

The Mansfield, Ohio, native has held his Senate seat since 2007 and served as Ohio Secretary of State from 1983 to 1991. Before that, Brown held a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 1982.

Brown made a stop on OSU’s campus last month to speak to union workers at a Wexner Medical Center construction site.

Brown will serve a six-year term alongside fellow Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman.

Mandel is a former two-term Undergraduate Student Government president and current State of Ohio Treasurer. He was first elected as a House Rep. for the 17th Ohio District in 2006 and was re-elected in 2008.

Mandel made an appearance at OSU last month for a speech at a USG event, in conjunction with the OSU College Republicans, at the Ohio Union.

Mandel told the crowd he wanted to bring in a “new generation of leadership in Washington.”

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