COLUMBUS (AP) — Swing-state Ohioans who endured a barrage of campaign visits and ads are sending President Barack Obama, Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S. House Speaker John Boehner back to Washington, along with two Republican congressmen who won closely watched races.
Obama won Ohio’s 18 electoral votes Tuesday on his way to a second term and a win over Mitt Romney.
Democrats got a second victory when Brown beat Republican state Treasurer Josh Mandel in a hotly contested U.S. Senate campaign.
Voters supported some new faces, too, as challengers unseated two Ohio Supreme Court justices and Republicans secured enough seats to keep control in the state Legislature.
People waited in lines at some polling places for more than an hour to cast a ballot, but few Election Day problems were reported.