2018 Senate Race: State: Ohio ( Sherrod Brown v Jim Renacci )

CURRENT STATUS: Pending General Election

Race Status

Likely Dem
INCUMBENT PARTY: Dem last updated: 09-10-2018
Key Dates
Filing Deadline: 02/07/2018
Primaries: 05/08/2018
General Election: 11/06/2018

Race Status History
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Democratic Candidate

Dem Incumbent

Sherrod Brown

WINNER: Sherrod Brown (Share of Vote: Unopposed )

Rep Candidate

Republican Candidate
Jim Renacci

WINNER: Jim Renacci (Share of Vote: 47.39% )
Mike Gibbons (Share of Vote: 31.70% )
Melissa Ackison (Share of Vote: 13.06% )
Don Eckhart (Share of Vote: 3.87%)
Dan Kiley (Share of Vote: 3.99% )

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Current Senate Scoreboard
Bottom Line

Senator Sherrod Brown is currently the only Democrat to hold statewide office in Ohio.

As he seeks re-election in a state that has shifted to the right politically, he will have to navigate some challenges posed by the leftward lurch of the Democratic party. For example, Brown came under fire from progressive activists following his vote to end the government “shutdown.”

Brown had expected a rematch of his 2012 campaign against Josh Mandel. But due to his wife’s health, Mandel dropped out of the race.

Congressman Jim Renacci entered the race at the urging of White House and has been endorsed by the state’s entire Congressional delegation. He will face businessman Mike Gibbons in the May 8 primary.

2018 Ohio Data Card
Ohio Demographics
Gender49.0% Male
51.0% Female
51% Female
Race/Ethnicity79.5% White/Caucasian
12.8% Black/African American
3.0% White/Hispanic
61% White
18% Hispanic
12% Black
5% Asian
2% Two or More
1% Native
Language Other than Eng at Home6.7%21.1%
High School Grad Rate90.0%87.5%
College Grad Rate27.5%31.3%
Per Capita Income$29,164$31,128
Median Age39.337.9
Population11614373325.7 mil
Square Miles40861.83,796,742
Population per SqMi1284.2185.8
People per Household2.42.7
Foreign Born4.4%13.5%
Geographic Mobility15.0%14.6%
Data Credits
State: www.census.gov
State/Miscellaneous: BALLOTPEDIA State Profile