Ohio - U.S. Senate

as of September 20

The Candidates

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Lee Fisher

  • Democrat
  • Birthdate: August 7, 1951
  • Residence: Shaker Heights, OH

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Rob Portman

  • Republican
  • Birthdate: December 19, 1955
  • Residence: Terrace Park, OH

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Previous Results

    Ohio U.S. Senate (2004)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    George Voinovich REP 3,464,651 63.9%
    Eric Fingerhut DEM 1,961,249 36.1%

    U.S. President: Ohio (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Barack Obama DEM 2,940,047 51.5%
    John McCain REP 2,677,820 46.9%
    Ralph Nader IND 42,337 0.7%
    Bob Barr LIB 19,917 0.3%
    Chuck Baldwin CON 12,565 0.2%
    Cynthia McKinney GRE 8,518 0.1%
    Richard Duncan IND 3,905 0.1%
    Brian Moore SOC 2,735 0%

    state Election Profile

Source: Associated Press

Recent Analysis

Sep 20, 2010

New Rothenberg Political Report Rating

Lean-R (was Toss-up)

    New NPR Rating

    Lean-R (was Toss-up)

      Sep 9, 2010

      A Battle In Bellwether Ohio

      Incumbent George Voinovich (R), first elected in 1998, is retiring. The GOP's pick here is Rob Portman, a former congressman who later served as budget director and then trade representative in the Bush administration. It is Portman's service under President Bush -- and the memories of the faltering economy that accompanied his presidency -- that convinces Democrats Portman can be defeated. But Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher (D) has to answer for the poor economy in Ohio, where he serves under Gov. Ted Strickland, his fellow Democrat. -Ken Rudin

      New NPR Rating



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