Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Mitt Romney won in the cities and suburbs, perhaps just enough to hold off Rick Santorum voters in the state's rural areas.
Mitt Romney narrowly defeated Rick Santorum Tuesday in the Ohio Republican primary to claim most of the delegates and the giant symbolic prize that is the Buckeye State. While some votes remain outstanding, the Associated Press, CNN and other media organizations have called the race for Romney. Romney performed well in the state's population centers, including Northeast Ohio, but could not defeat Santorum in the state's rural areas, according to results with 96 percent of the precincts reporting. Romney claimed the counties that included Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and other big cities. Newt Gingrich played the spoiler role, collecting about 15 percent of the vote. Here are the unofficial results from the Ohio Secretary of State: …
And the health and human services renewal levy passed by a wide margin.
The unofficial results are all in now from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. The polls officially closed at 7:30 p.m. March 6. Results for the absentee ballots and the 1,082 precincts have been posted and can be found below. Five Democrats were vying for their party’s nomination to run for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s seat in November. Timothy J. McGinty will be the Democrats' candidate in November. No Republicans are on the ballot. Edward S. Wade Jr. has filed as an Independent candidate. Patch covered a forum with all five candidates in February. All the candidates running for County Council will appear again in the general election in November. The number of precincts counted in each race is available below. Voters also voted …
The Ohio House representative in the 9th district defeated challenger Howard Harris, according to final, unofficial results
Editor's Note: The first version of this story published at 7:56 p.m. Tuesday. Ohio House representative Barbara Boyd (D-Cleveland) has received her party's nod and will advance to the November general election unopposed, according to final, unofficial results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. Boyd received 13,081 and Democratic challenger Howard Harris, of Shaker Heights, received 1,169 votes in Tuesday's Primary. No independent candidates have filed. The 9th Ohio House district includes Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights, University Heights and parts of Cleveland. Boyd was first elected to be a state representative in 1992 and served four terms. She left because of term limits, but ran again in 2006 and won, according to …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
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Monday, March 5, 2012
Listen to some of Rick Santorum's speech in Cuyahoga Falls Monday night.
Hear some of Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum's remarks from his rally at Falls River Square pavilion in Cuyahoga Falls on Monday.
The main themes of his speech were the economy and health care.
Rick Santorum stuck to familiar themes Monday night in Cuyahoga Falls, choosing to play up his Rust Belt roots on the eve of the Ohio primary. The GOP presidential hopeful picked this suburban northeast Ohio city for his last campaign stop before voting begins Tuesday morning. He’s been out-spent in the state, he told the group, but in the polls, he and opponent Mitt Romney are practically even. “It’s gut check time,” Santorum said. “Who wants it the most?” Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, who is supporting Santorum, set the tone when introducing the former Pennsylvania senator, focusing on his steep climb up the polls. DeWine called Romney the “establishment candidate.” “But Rick Santorum is the people’s candidate,” DeWine said to …
Check Patch after the event for coverage.
Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum will be making one last stop in Ohio before voters head to the polls on Tuesday. Santorum will be hosting a “Rally for Rick” Monday evening in Cuyahoga Falls. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last until 8 p.m. The rally will be held at the pavilion at Falls River Square, 2085 Front Street, and is free to the public. According to Santorum’s campaign website, the candidate is also hosting rallies in Westerville and Miamisburg on Monday. The candiate was in Lake County on Friday. Patch will be at the rally. You can check for updates on the site Monday evening.
Winner will run unopposed in the November general election
Shaker Heights resident Howard Harris will challenge Ohio House Democratic incumbent Barbara Boyd for the District 9 seat Tuesday. The winner will run unopposed in the November election. Boyd was first elected to be the state representative in 1992 and served four terms. She left because of term limits, but ran again in 2006 and won the Cleveland Heights district seat, according to information on the Ohio House of Representatives website. Boyd was a Cleveland Heights City Council member for about a decade before she was elected to the house, and was the first African-American member on council. She also served as mayor during her tenure. Harris could not be reached for comment. For more information about Boyd, visit http://www.house.state.…
Be sure to check in with Patch all day and into the evening for all the latest election news and information.
Tomorrow is an important day for Ohioans: It's Election Day. Voters who declare a party at the polls will get to decide which candidates will represent their party in races in the fall general election. For Republicans, tomorrow is the presidential primary, in which they will choose among candidates to represent their party in the presidential election. Other primary races include judgeships, congressional seats, the Ohio Legislature and countywide offices. Closest to home are the local issues, such as rezoning decisions, school levies and income tax increases. In Cleveland Heights, voters will choose between incumbent Barbara Boyd and challenger Howard Harris, who are running in the 9th Ohio House District. Patch will be your local …