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Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Preview Articles: Ohio State Legislature

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October 31, 2012

By Ballotpedia's State legislative team

Ohio's State Legislative Elections in 2012
Senate seats Contested senate seats House seats Contested house seats
17 12 (70.6%) 99 88 (88.9%)

COLUMBUS,: Ohio: There are 116 total legislative seats with 2012 elections in Ohio, where polling places are open from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM Eastern Time (however, if voters are in line at the time of the poll closing at 7:30 PM they will be given the right to vote).

Unlike the "purple" nature that Ohio has a reputation for in Presidential elections, the state legislature is more one sided, with Republicans holding solid majorities in both chambers.

Of the 116 incumbents up for election in 2012, 102 (87.9%) of them are running for re-election. A total of 100 of 116 (86.2%) districts will see more than one major party candidate in the general election.

Here are a few races to watch:



Ohio State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 10 10
     Republican Party 23 23
Total 33 33

Ohio House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 40 39
     Republican Party 59 60
Total 99 99


See also