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With a margin of 50.2%to 49.3%, the Republican Troy Balderson was narrowly ahead of the Democrat Danny O'Connor on Tuesday night in a congressional special election sparked by the resignation of the longtime incumbent Pat Tiberi to take a private sector job.

Mike Flynn, a hospital unit coordinator from suburban New Albany northeast of Columbus, voted for Balderson as a show of support for Tiberi.

Democrats need a net gain of 23 seats to take control of the House, and Republicans are now defending dozens of districts that are more favorable to Democrats than Ohio's 12th District, which Trump in 2016 and Mitt Romney in 2012 both won by 11 percentage points.

A special election that tested U.S. President Donald Trump's clout and cost both parties millions of dollars in battleground OH was too close to call late Tuesday.

But just as with other special elections in the 2018 cycle where Democrats waged a competitive race on red turf, from Alabama's Senate seat to Pennsylvania's 18th District, Republicans started to see danger signs as the election drew nearer. Early vote results heavily favored O'Connor, but Republicans had hoped that a vigorous ground game could make up the difference on Election Day.

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Mr Trump himself campaigned at Mr Balderson's side just 72 hours before Election Day, a weekend appearance to help energise his loyalists in a district the president carried by 11 percentage points.

Republicans' narrow lead didn't come cheap. Kasich has been an outspoken leader of the anti-Trump Republicans. He said: "We're not stopping now". The suburban-rural splits were huge, with O'Connor over-performing normal Democratic numbers near Columbus and Balderson racking up strong margins in the district's smaller towns and rural areas. Experts, including those at the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, say the Republican challenge of holding their House majority in November is looking increasingly hard.

Ultimately, the results may not even be known for a while. There were at least 3,367 provisional ballots left to be reviewed.

Voters in Kansas, Missouri, Michigan and Washington state joined those in OH in Tuesday's voting. His pick for governor, Bill Schuette, the state's attorney general, easily won the GOP primary.

The National Republican Congressional Committee declared victory at 10:57 p.m. eastern.

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Former Democratic Party legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer will face off in the MI gubernatorial race against Trump ally Bill Schuette.

Whitmer defeated Abdul El-Sayed, a former Detroit health commissioner.

Meanwhile progressive duo Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont independent, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the newest socialist star, made several endorsements in Tuesday's primaries.

And in Michigan, Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow will take on military veteran and business executive John James, who won the Republican nomination.

Voters are heading to the polls to decide key races including governor where seven Republicans and five Democrats are seeking their party's nomination.

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President Donald Trump shake hands on November 9, 2017, during a meeting outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. It has typically taken several weeks after the closing of public comments for tariffs to be formally activated.

The night before the rally, Trump took to Twitter to attack LeBron James, calling the National Basketball Association star dumb just days after James, an OH native, poured tens of millions of his own dollars into the opening of an innovative public school in Akron.

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