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Primary Election Coverage from FOX19

Voters went to the polls in Ohio and Indiana Tuesday for the primary election. For complete election results, click here.

At stake were several school levies in southwest Ohio. The Tri-State's largest districts, Lakota, had a levy to help deal with a $28 million budget deficit that failed by over 5,000 votes.

The Little Miami School District also had two levies on the ballot, and both of them failed. It was the fifth and sixth time a levy had failed in the district. The district is preparing to enter fiscal emergency in August, and with another levy failure the state takeover could last longer than anticipated.

Other school levies that failed include Edgewood and North College Hill.

Several levies did pass, however, including Finneytown, Franklin, Kings Local, Mariemont, Northwest, Norwood, Princeton and Three Rivers.

Several well-known names in local politics squared off to see who would take David Pepper's seat on the Hamilton County Commission. Pepper is leaving the commission to run for state auditor.

On the Republican side, Chris Monzel beat fellow Cincinnati councilmember Leslie Ghiz. On the Democratic side, Jim Tarbell defeated Cecil Thomas by about 2,000 votes and Hubert Brown finished third. Monzel and Tarbell will run against each other in November.

In the race for U.S. Representative in District 1, it will be a re-match in November between Steve Driehaus and Steve Chabot. The incumbent Driehaus defeated Eric Wilson in a landslide in the Democratic primary.

In District 2, incumbent Jean Schmidt held off three challengers to win the Republican primary. She will face Surya Yalamanchili, who won the Democratic primary.

For the Senate seat, current Ohio Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher defeated current Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner. Fisher will now face Rob Portman in November.

For more on the Senate and Congressional race, click here.

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Statewide, Republican voters elected David Yost to face Pepper for state auditor, and Jon Husted won the Republican vote for Secretary of State. He will face Maryellen O'Shaughnessy.

Voters in Ohio also approved two state issues - one to renew a state program aimed at creating technology jobs and the other changes the site of a casino planned in Columbus. For more on these issues, click here.

In Indiana, Republican Dan Coats won the primary race for the U.S. Senate and Republican Barry Welsh defeated George Thomas Holland in the primary race for U.S. Representative in District 6.

 

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