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+Sherrod Brown (D) i
2,355,923
53.41%
Jim Renacci (R)
2,053,963
46.79%
Stephen Faris w/in
1,012
0.02%

4,410,898

Plurality: 301,960 votes (6.62 percentage points).
 OH Secretary of State




Notes:
  Sen. Sherrod Brown (D), seeking a third term, defeated U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci (R).  Brown is a veteran politician whose career spans more than 40 years.  He was fiirst elected to the Ohio House in 1974, served as Ohio Secretary of State from 1983-91, and in the U.S. House from Jan. 1993 to Jan. 2007.  Renacci was first elected to represent the 16th CD in north-central Ohio in Nov. 2010.

Treasurer Josh Mandel was seen as the likely Republican challenger to Brown.  However, on Jan. 5, 2018 he ended his campaign due to a health issue with his wife.  President Trump persuaded Renacci, who had been running for governor, to switch over to the Senate race; Renacci announced his decision on Jan. 11.  He won the May 8 Republican primary with 47.3% of the vote; the next closest competitor was Cleveland businessman Mike Gibbons, running as a conservative outsider, at 31.7%.

Three debates occurred.  The first, organized by the Ohio Debate Commission, took place on Oct. 14 at the Westfield Insurance Studio Theater at the Idea Center in Playhouse Square in Cleveland (+); a second on Oct. 20 on WCMH-TV in Columbus (+); and the third on Oct. 26 at Miami University (+).

The Brown campaign reported total receipts of $22.7 million and total disbursments of $24.0 million for 2017-18 (+) [$28.7 million for 2013-18] compared to receipts of $8.0 million and $8.2 million for Renacci (+) (more).

Campaign Managers:
Sherrod Brown:  Justin Barasky

(Jan. 2017)   Previously communications director at Priorities USA from 2015.  Communications director (announced Nov. 21, 2014 ) and national press secretary (for the 2013-14 cycle) at the DSCC.  Communications director on Sen. Sherrod Brown's 2012 re-election campaign.  Press secretary at the Ohio Democratic Party, March -Dec. 2011.  Rapid response director on Friends for Harry Reid, Feb.-Dec. 2010.  Nevada press secretary to U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, June 2009-Feb. 2010.  Communications director at O'Neill for Congress, June-Dec. 2008.  Junior communications associate at The Raben Group, July 2006-May 2008.  Deputy finance director on Charlie Wilson for Congress, March-June 2006.  Bachelor's degree in political communication from Ohio University, 2005.

Jim Renacci:  Jayme Odom
(announced June 2018)  Started on the campaign in Feb. 2018.  Chief of staff at the Illinois Lottery, Jan. 2015-Dec. 2017.  Executive director of the Illinois Republican Party, June 2013-Jan. 2015.  A regional political director for the RNC, May-Dec. 2012.  Campaign manager on Kinzinger for Congress, Nov. 2011-March 2012; also served as Kinzinger's director of outreach.  RNC Victory director in Nevada, March-Nov. 2010.  Director of capacity coordination for the Sam Adams Alliance, Feb. 2008-Feb. 2010.  Illinois political director on Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee, May 2007-Jan. 2008.  Field for the Illinois Republican Party, 2002-07.  Political studies at University of Illinois Springfield and earlier at Lake Land College.
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James Slepian, general consultant

 
  






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