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Senate (Ryan), OH-13 (Sykes), OH-09 (Kaptur), OH-01 (Landsman)
Congressman Tim Ryan took almost 70% of the vote in the May 3 primary. Now Ryan faces flip-flopping author J.D. Vance, who narrowly won his primary. But the GOP has sensed Vance is in trouble – he’s lagging Ryan in most polls and in fundraising. So the party is throwing lots of cash at Vance to counter Ryan’s progress with voters.
Ryan was elected to the Ohio State Senate in 1999 and the U.S. House in 2002. He has served as a staunch Democrat in the House. He is pro-choice, pro-union, and pro-LGBTQ equality. Vance supports no abortion ban exceptions, even for rape or incest and is endorsed by Trump.
In the House, Emilia Sykes, D, will run against Republican Madison Gesiotto Gilbert in the newly drawn OH-13 district. The 13th is Tim Ryan’s current seat. Sykes is an Ohio state representative and received the 2020, EMILY’s List Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award. This award celebrates extraordinary women serving in state or local office. Gilbert, former Miss Ohio, worked on Trump’s two campaigns and for the America First Policy Institute, Sykes had no opponents in the primary. Gilbert barely eked out a win in a crowded field.
In OH-09, Incumbent Marcy Kaptur will face J.R. Majewski, a Republican who praises QAnon, opposes all abortion access, and says the FBI was behind the violence at the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Kaptur is the second-longest serving woman in Congress, having been elected in 1982. OH-09 is more challenging because redistricting made the district more red.
Democrat Greg Landsman has a chance to flip OH-01, which became more competitive for Democrats after redistricting. Landsman is running against Steve Chabot, who signed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. Chabot also is still fighting “Obamacare” and cosponsored the “Life at Conception” and “Heartbeat Protection” acts. Landsman is endorsed by NARAL Pro Choice and supports voters’ rights and fair elections.
Two of the districts are rated Tossups, while Kaptur's OH-09 was upgraded to Lean D.