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After a two-month lull, the 2022 primary calendar picks back up Tuesday with statewide primaries in Ohio and Indiana. On this page, we summarize and include live results for some of the more closely followed races. Use the links immediately below to see all results.
We're following statewide primaries for U.S. Senate and Governor. There are also U.S. House primaries that will be conducted using redistricted boundaries. New maps are not yet available for the Legislature, as the State Supreme Court has invalidated four different redistricting plans. Primaries for those offices will be held at a later date.
Polls close at 7:30 PM Eastern Time. For those voting Tuesday, you can look up your polling place here.
Ohio Top 5
Overview and live results for five of Tuesday's most anticipated primaries.
U.S. Senate (Republican)
Tuesday's marquee election has become the most expensive campaign in Ohio history. The ballot includes five prominent names, all looking to succeed retiring GOP Sen. Rob Portman. The winner will start out as the general election favorite against Rep. Tim Ryan, the expected Democratic nominee. The consensus rating is 'Likely Republican'.
Numbers in parentheses reflect the final Real Clear Politics average.
- Author J.D. Vance (26%) won the endorsement of Donald Trump in mid-April. This has propelled him to a small lead in most recent polling.
- Former State Treasurer Josh Mandel (22.5%) has attempted to mirror Trump throughout the campaign, both in style and substance. The gambit came up a bit short when the endorsement went to Vance.
- State Sen. Matt Dolan (21.5%), who was polling largely in single digits as recently as six weeks ago, appears to be peaking at the right time. Dolan has occupied the more establishment lane, declining to 'kiss the ring' of the former president.
- Businessman Mike Gibbons (15%) caught Mandel for the polling lead earlier in the year; the two had a heated exchange at a March 18 debate. His support has softened somewhat in recent weeks.
- Jane Timken (7%), former chair of the Ohio GOP, has gained little traction in the race, despite being endorsed by Portman.
Republican Gov. Mike DeWine is seeking a second term. A mainstream conservative, he is being primaried from the right by former U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci and Joe Blystone, a farmer. With the two challengers splitting Donald Trump supporters, the governor is likely to be renominated.
Two former mayors, John Cranley of Cincinnati and Nan Whaley of Dayton, are waging a closely-contested race for the nomination. The campaign has turned a bit more negative in its closing weeks. The winner will have a steep uphill battle to unseat Gov. DeWine, assuming he is the nominee.
U.S. House District 11 (Democratic)
This is a rematch of the Democratic primary in a 2021 special election, with the two candidates coming from different wings of the party. Shontel Brown won 50% to 45% over the more progressive Nina Turner. She then easily prevailed in the general election in this deep blue district.
U.S. House District 9 (Republican)
First elected in 1982, Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur is the longest-serving woman in U.S House history. One thing she has never faced is a competitive general election. That may change in 2022, as her district was shifted 20 points to the right in redistricting.
Although there's no polling of the GOP primary, three candidates have raised significant amounts. Moderate State Sen. Theresa Gavarone is probably the strongest general election candidate; a victory by State Rep. Craig Riedel or Air Force veteran J.R. Majewski might improve Kaptur's odds of winning a 21st term.
Statewide, there are uncontested primaries for U.S. Senate. Republican Sen. Todd Young will be renominated for a second term. He will meet Democratic Hammond mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. in November.
There are also U.S. House primaries, using boundaries that changed very little in redistricting. Half of the 50 seat State Senate and the entire State House are also on the ballot this year.
Polls close at 6:00 PM Local Time, which equates to 7:00 PM Eastern for those parts of the state that observe Central Time. For those voting Tuesday, you can look up your polling place here.
Indiana Top 2
Not a lot to see in terms of competitive primaries, but here are two to keep an eye on.
U.S. House District 1 (Republican)
This district in the northwest corner of the state is the only one that might be somewhat competitive in November. Democratic Rep. Frank Mrvan is seeking a 2nd term. Seven Republicans are on the primary ballot; the frontrunners are Jennifer Ruth-Green and Blair Milo.
U.S. House District 9 (Republican)
Nine candidates are vying to succeed retiring Rep. Trey Hollingsworth in this safe GOP district.