Ohio's 5th congressional district special election, 2007

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Ohio's 5th congressional district special election, 2007
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Nominee Bob Latta Robin Weirauch
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 56,114 42,229
Percentage 56.96% 42.87%

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Representative before election

Paul Gillmor
Republican

Elected Representative

Bob Latta
Republican

The 2007 special election in Ohio's 5th congressional district occurred when the district became vacant following the death of incumbent Paul E. Gillmor. A special election to fill the seat was called by Ohio Governor Ted Strickland for December 11, 2007.[1] Republican nominee and Ohio State Senator Bob Latta won election to Congress, defeating Democratic nominee Robin Weirauch.[2]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Robin Weirauch, public administrator, 2004 and 2006 Democratic nominee
  • George Mays, businessman

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robin Weirauch 32,124 72.13%
Democratic George Mays 12,412 27.87%
Totals 44,536 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Polling[edit]

Source Date Buehrer (R) Hollenbaugh (R) Latta (R) Pieper (R) Smitley (R)
Basswood Research Oct 27-28, 2007 28% N/A 25% N/A N/A
Public Opinion Strategies Oct 16-17, 2007 21% 1% 40% 4% 0%
Basswood Research Oct 15, 2007 25% N/A 28% N/A N/A
Basswood Research Sep 19, 2007 14% N/A 27% N/A N/A

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Latta 32,392 43.66%
Republican Steve Buehrer 29,850 40.23%
Republican Mark Hollenbaugh 4,955 6.68%
Republican Fred Pieper 4,252 5.73%
Republican Michael Smitley 2,742 3.70%
Totals 74,191 100.00%

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Source Date Latta (R) Weirauch (D)
Public Opinion Strategies Nov 11-12, 2007 50% 36%

Results[edit]

Ohio's 5th congressional district special election, 2007[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Latta 56,114 56.96%
Democratic Robin Weirauch 42,229 42.87%
Write-ins 167 0.17%
Totals 98,510 100.00%
Republican hold

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