Some Ohio Democrats Facing Surprisingly Tight Races With the midterm elections only six weeks away, NPR's Robert Siegel traveled to the Ohio campaign trail and some races the Democrats are hoping will be in their win column. The political winds have shifted in the past few months, and Democratic candidates there aren't taking anything for granted these days. Siegel checks in on some surprisingly tight races: Rep. Betty Sutton; Gov. Ted Strickland -- who's running for a second term; and Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, who's hoping to win retiring Sen. George Voinovich's seat.