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GOP Maintains Control Of The Statehouse

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Tuesday's election results show Republicans will maintain control of the Ohio House and Senate. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.

Only about 15 of the Ohio House 99 races were considered competitive. Four had no
incumbent, and the Republican caucus picked up another member as Jay Edwards won the
seat left open by term limited Democrat Debbie Phillips of Athens. That means there
will be 66 Republicans and 33 Democrats in the House when the next session of the
General Assembly convenes in January. Senate Republicans also added a seat to their
23 member dominance of that chamber as Frank Hoagland beat incumbent Lou Gentile of
Steubenville. And in the clash of two well-known northeast Ohio names, Republican
Matt Dolan – of the family that owns the Cleveland Indians – beat Democrat Emily
Hagan, the niece of former lawmaker Bob Hagan and 2002 candidate for governor Tim
Hagan.

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