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Politics
12:11 am
Wed November 5, 2014

In the battle for judgeships, Winkler bests Luken

Judge Ralph Winkler, Charlie Luken
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In a battle of two of the best-known political names in the Hamilton County, Republican Ralph Winkler bested Democrat Charlie Luken in the race for the open probate court judgeship.

In the six other contested judicial races Tuesday, the Republicans won four while the Democrats won two – including one against an incumbent Republican.

With 553 of 555 precincts reporting, the unofficial vote count in the probate court judgeship was 53 percent for Winkler and 47 percent for Luken.

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Politics
11:21 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Thomas overcomes money disadvantage to crush Winburn in state senate race

Cecil Thomas
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Despite being outspent by at least four-to-one, former Cincinnati council member Cecil Thomas held the 9th Ohio Senate District for the Democrats, rolling over Republican Charlie Winburn in an easy win.

With 100 percent of the unofficial vote counted, the 61-year-Democrat took 57 percent of the vote to 43 percent for Winburn.

Winburn spent over $300,000 since July trying to win the seat and become the only African-American Republican in the Ohio Senate Republican Caucus.

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Politics
8:43 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Pendery wins fifth term as Campbell County's judge-executive

Steve Pendery

Republican Steve Pendery has won a fifth term as Campbell County’s judge executive, defeating Democratic candidate Ken Rechtin.

With 64 of the county’s 67 precincts reporting, the 60-year-old Pendery led in the unofficial vote by 13 percentage points – 58 percent to 41 percent. WCPO reported shortly before 8:30 p.m. that Rechtin called Pendery to congratulate him on the win.

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12:43 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

NPR Politics Tumblr Page

Follow NPR as they live-blog election night at the NPR Politics Tumblr, including news updates, quotes and images.

Politics
8:52 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Howard Wilkinson's Monday politics chat: An election eve primer

Howard Wilkinson

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about prospects for voter turnout Tuesday and the races to watch.

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