Polls close in OH as elections in 5 states wrap up

Crystal ball time Where are we headed politically

President Trump was less shy about declaring victory.

O'Connor has positioned himself as a moderate Democrat, pledging that if elected he would not vote for Nancy Pelosi as speaker of the House.

By 9:20 p.m. eastern, with 66 percent of precincts reporting, Balderson took a slight lead over O'Connor, 50.3 percent to 49.0 percent. While provisional ballots were still outstanding, that's likely enough for him to avoid a recount.

It's rare, but not impossible, for election results to be overturned when absentee votes skew hard in one direction.

"Ohio, vote today for Troy Balderson for Congress", the President tweeted on Tuesday morning, saying that Mr. O'Connor "is weak on Crime, the Border, Military, Vets, your 2nd Amendment - and will end your Tax Cuts".

Provisional ballots won't be counted until August 17, and the victor of Tuesday's race won't be seated until the House returns to work on September 4.

O'Connor said in a speech Tuesday that he's ready to go on to November, where he and Balderson will run again.

"I've worked in OH presidential and senate races for Republicans and the idea of #oh12 being a close race is sort of like hearing gravity is a regional phenomena", tweeted Republican strategist Stuart Stevens.

Instead, we got a nail-biter of a race that saw Democrat Danny O'Connor, who serves as Franklin County's Recorder, give state Sen. Ohio's 12th Congressional District, in the suburbs of Columbus, has had a Republican representative for 35 years, and has been largely in GOP hands since 1920. "I want to see someone who's interested in working with the other party so we can actually get something done".

Rick Gates testified he and Paul Manafort knowingly committed crimes
He has also told jurors that he and Manafort knew they were committing crimes for years as part of the offshore payment structure. There was no mention of President Trump or his campaign, but this trial is the first big public test for the special counsel.

On Tuesday night, he appeared to take credit for the Culberson win amid the congratulations.

Outside Republican groups heavily outspent Democrats in the race by a more than five to one margin, hoping to blunt any momentum O'Connor had.

In Kansas, sitting Governor Jeff Colyer was locked in a close battle for the Republican gubernatorial nomination against immigration hardliner Kris Kobach, who received Trump's endorsement on Monday.

Senate Republicans had hoped to make MI, a state which Trump carried, competitive, but it's fallen down the list of top targets for 2018.

But the GOP candidate in the race, Troy Balderson, is a Trump supporter who recently welcomed President Trump at a town rally this weekend.

"With twice as many registered Republicans as Democrats, this district should have been a slam dunk for the GOP, and the fact that we are still counting ballots is an ominous sign for their prospects in November", DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján said in a statement.

Senate contests in Missouri and MI will come into focus as two vulnerable Senate Democrats, Missouri's Claire McCaskill and Michigan's Debbie Stabenow, are expected to easily claim their party's nominations.

Mr. Hawley, the Missouri attorney general, advances to face Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders and NY congressional nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who catapulted to fame when she defeated the No. 4 House Democrat in a June primary. He'd join Sen. Tim Scott as the only black Republican senators if he did.

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