United States House of Representatives elections in Ohio, 2010

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Ohio's 18 districts

The 2010 congressional elections in Ohio was held on November 2, 2010. Ohio had eighteen seats in the United States House of Representatives, and all eighteen incumbent Representatives were seeking re-election in 2010. The election was held on the same day as many other Ohio elections, and the same day as House of Representatives elections in other states.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Ohio, 2010[1]
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 2,053,075 53.67% 13 +5
Democratic 1,611,112 42.12% 5 -5
Libertarian 101,549 2.65% 0 -
Constitution 26,722 0.70% 0 -
Green 2,000 0.01% 0 -
Independent 30,816 0.81% 0 -
Totals 3,825,274 100% 18

Congressional districts[edit]

District 1[edit]

Democratic incumbent Steve Driehaus represented the district since 2009. He faced Republican nominee and former U.S. Congressman Steve Chabot, along with Libertarian nominee James Berns (PVS) and Green Party nominee Richard Stevenson (campaign site, PVS).[2] In 2008, Obama carried the district with 55% of the vote. Driehaus was defeated in 2010.

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Steve Driehaus (D) Steve Chabot (R) Other
American Action Forum August 16–21, 2010 400 ± 4.90% 45% 47% 8%
The Polling Company July 30-August 2, 2010 301 ± 5.65% 41% 51% 7%

Results[edit]

Ohio's 1st Congressional District House Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Steven L. Driehaus 92,672 45.0% N/A
Republican Steve Chabot 103,770 52.4% N/A
Libertarian Jim A. Berns 3,076 1.5% N/A
Natural Law Richard L. Stevenson 2,000 1.0% N/A

District 2[edit]

Republican incumbent Jean Schmidt has represented this district since 2005. She faced Democratic nominee Surya Yalamanchili, a marketing executive (PVS), and Libertarian nominee Marc Johnston (PVS). In 2008, McCain carried this district with 59% of the vote.

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Republican Party Jean Schmidt 139,027 58.45
  Democratic Party Surya Yalamanchili 82,431 34.66
  Libertarian Party Marc Johnston 16,259 6.84

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District 3[edit]

Republican incumbent Mike Turner has represented this district since 2003. He was challenged by Democratic nominee Joe Roberts (PVS) in the general election.[4][5] In 2008, McCain carried this district with 51% of the vote.

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Republican Party Mike Turner 152,629 68.11
  Democratic Party Joe Roberts 71,455 31.89

District 4[edit]

Republican incumbent Jim Jordan has represented this district since 2007. He faced Democrat Doug Litt (PVS) and Libertarian Donald Kissick (campaign site, PVS), in the general election. In 2008, McCain carried this district with 60% of the vote.

FEC, as of June 30, 2010:[6]

Candidate (party) Receipts Disbursements Cash on hand Debt
Jim Jordan (R) $580,530 $361,192 $793,203 $0
Doug Litt (D) $5,885 $2,203 $3,675 $0
Donald Kissick (L) Unreported


Election results[edit]

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Republican Party Jim Jordan 146,029 71.49
  Democratic Party Doug Litt 40,533 24.74
  Libertarian Party Donald Kissick 7,708 3.77

District 5[edit]

Republican incumbent Bob Latta has represented this district since 2007. He faced Democratic nominee Caleb Finkenbiner (PVS) and Libertarian nominee Brian L. Smith (PVS) in the general election.[7] In 2008, McCain carried this district with 53% of the vote.

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Republican Party Bob Latta 140,703 67.82
  Democratic Party Caleb Finkenbiner 54,919 26.47
  Libertarian Party Brian Smith 11,831 5.7

District 6[edit]

Democratic incumbent Charlie Wilson represented this district since 2007. He faced Republican nominee Bill Johnson, Libertarian nominee Martin J. "Buck" Elsass (campaign site, PVS), and Constitution Party nominee Richard E. Cadle (PVS) in the general election.[8][9] In 2008, McCain carried this district with 50% of the vote. Wilson was defeated in 2010.

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Republican Party Bill Johnson 103,170 50.19
  Democratic Party Charlie Wilson 92,823 45.15
  Constitution Party Richard Cadle 5,077 2.47
  Libertarian Party Martin Elsass 4,505 2.19

District 7[edit]

Republican incumbent Steve Austria has represented the district since 2009. He faced Democrat Bill Conner (campaign site, PVS), Libertarian John D. Anderson (campaign site, PVS), and Constitution Party David Easton (PVS) in the general election.[10] In 2008, McCain carried the district with 54% of the vote.

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Republican Party Steve Austria 135,721 62.17
  Democratic Party Bill Conner 70,400 32.25
  Libertarian Party John Anderson 9,381 4.3
  Constitution Party David Easton 2,811 1.29

District 8[edit]

Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner, who has represented this district since 1991, ran for reelection. He ran against Democratic nominee and West Point Army veteran Justin Coussoule, Constitution Party nominee Jim Condit (campaign site, PVS), and Libertarian David Harlow (PVS) in the general election.[11][12]

Boehner won the Republican primary with 49,639 votes (84%), winning against Manfred Schreyer and Tom McMasters.[13][14][15][16] On November 2, 2010, Boehner defeated Coussoule 66% to 34%.


Justin Coussoule
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Justin Coussoule
Democratic nominee for
U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio's 8th District
Election date
November 2, 2010
Opponent(s) John Boehner (R),
Jim Condit (C),
David Harlow (L)
Incumbent John Boehner
Personal details
Born (1975-03-13) March 13, 1975 (age 39)
Adams, Massachusetts
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Amanda Coussoule
Children two
Residence Liberty Township, Ohio (Ohio’s 8th congressional district)
Alma mater West Point (1997),
University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore (JD)
Profession Attorney, purchasing manager
Religion Roman Catholic
Website http://coussouleforcongress.com/

Justin Coussoule (pronounced kuh-soo-lee) was born and raised in Adams, the son of a self-employed carpenter and a small business owner. He graduated in 1993 from Hoosac Valley High School[17] and in 1997 from West Point [17] where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in American Politics with a Systems Engineering minor. He then served in the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer attaining the rank of captain. He left the U.S. Army in 2002 to attend the University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore where he received a Juris Doctor (law degree). He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar and was hired as an associate attorney at a regional law firm where he worked in the litigation department. Coussoule practiced primarily in the state Worker’s Compensation system, advocating on behalf of injured workers to secure payment of their compensation and benefits for work-related injuries. He also worked at one time as a purchasing manager at Procter and Gamble.

Coussoule announced his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives on February 18, 2010, in Hamilton, Ohio. He has said “I’m running because I think that we are facing big issues right now that need long-term solutions, thoughtful approaches. I’m afraid these things will be around for my kids, they are only 2 and 4, 30 years from now if we don’t act like adults and address them now. In particular when you consider who my opponent is. I would consider him the chief architect of ‘No’ and obstructionism and delay.” [18] He won the May 4th primary where he ran unopposed.[19] with 17,807 votes.[13] He also says he is running for Congress because “the people of the 8th District have been ignored and taken for granted by our Representative in Congress”.[20]

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Republican Party John Boehner 142,731 65.64
  Democratic Party Justin Coussoule 65,883 30.3
  Libertarian Party David Harlow 5,121 2.36
  Constitution Party James Condit 3,701 1.7

District 9[edit]

Democratic incumbent Marcy Kaptur, who has represented this district since 1983, is running for reelection. She was challenged by Republican nominee businessman Rich Iott.[21] Libertarian Jeremy D. Swartz dropped out in June for family reasons.[22] Libertarian Joseph Jaffe withdrew on September 10.[23] In 2008, Obama carried the district with 62% of the vote.

FEC, Campaign Finance as of 6/30/10[24]

Candidate (Party) Receipts Disbursements Cash on hand Debt
Rich Iott (R) $876,968 $606,603 $324,091 $823,100
Marcy Kaptur (D) $313,131 $223,776 $1,044,932 $0
Party Candidate Votes  %
  Democratic Party Marcy Kaptur 121,819 59.35
  Republican Party Rich Iott 83,423 40.65

District 10[edit]

Democratic incumbent Dennis Kucinich has represented this district since 1997. He faced Republican Peter J. Corrigan (PVS) and Libertarian Jeff Goggins (PVS)in the general election. In 2008, Obama carried the district with 59% of the vote.

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Democratic Party Dennis Kucinich 101,340 53
  Republican Party Peter J. Corrigan 83,807 43.9
  Libertarian Party Jeff Goggins 5,874 3.1

District 11[edit]

Democratic incumbent Marcia Fudge was challenged by Republican nominee Thomas Pekarek (PVS).

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Democratic Party Marcia Fudge 139,684 82.9
  Republican Party Thomas Pekarek 28,752 17.1

District 12[edit]

Republican incumbent Pat Tiberi has represented this district since 2001. He faced Democratic nominee and Franklin County Commissioner Paula Brooks[25] (campaign site, PVS), and Libertarian nominee Travis M. Irvine (campaign site, PVS). In 2008, Obama carried the district with 54% of the vote.

District 13[edit]

Democratic incumbent Betty Sutton has represented this district since 2007. She defeated Republican car dealer Tom Ganley in the 2010 general election.

District 14[edit]

Republican incumbent Steven LaTourette has represented this district since 1995. He faced Democratic nominee and former Appellate Court judge Bill O'Neill in the general election, along with Libertarian nominee and accountant John Jelenic (PVS).[26] In 2008, McCain carried the district with 49% of the vote.

District 15[edit]

Democratic incumbent Mary Jo Kilroy faced three challengers: Constitution Party nominee David Ryon (campaign site, PVS), Libertarian nominee William J. Kammerer (PVS) and Republican nominee Steve Stivers whom Kilroy defeated in 2008. Kilroy was defeated in 2010.

District 16[edit]

Democratic incumbent John Boccieri has represented this district since 2009. He was challenged by Republican businessman Jim Renacci and Libertarian Jeffrey Blevins (PVS). In 2008, McCain carried the district with 50% of the vote. Boccieri was defeated in 2010.

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Republican Party Jim Renacci 114,652 52.08
  Democratic Party John Boccieri 90,833 41.26
  Libertarian Party Jeffrey Blevins 14,585 6.63

District 17[edit]

Democratic incumbent Tim Ryan has represented this district since 2003. He faced Republican Jim Graham (campaign site, PVS) and Independent James Traficant,[27][28] a former Democratic U.S. Congressman whom Ryan succeeded.[29] In 2008, Obama carried the district with 62% of the vote.

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Republican Party Jim Graham 57,352 30.08
  Democratic Party Timothy Ryan 102,758 53.89
  Independent James Traficant 30,556 16.03

District 18[edit]

Democratic incumbent Zack Space had represented this district since 2007. He was challenged by Republican nominee State Senator Bob Gibbs and Constitution Party nominee Lindsey Sutton (PVS). In 2008, McCain carried the district with 53% of the vote. Space was defeated in 2010.

Party Candidate Votes  %
  Republican Party Bob Gibbs 107,426 53.86
  Democratic Party Zack Space 80,756 40.49
  Libertarian Party Lindsey Sutton 11,246 5.64

Ref: Official candidate list from the Ohio Secretary of State

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 Elections Results
  2. ^ Rulon, Malia (2009-02-05). "Chabot to run for former seat". Cincinnati Enquirer (The Enquirer). p. 1. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  3. ^ Ohio Secretary of State's Official election results report
  4. ^ http://www.wnewsj.com/main.asp?SectionID=49&SubSectionID=156&ArticleID=183870
  5. ^ "Roberts wins Democratic special election to face Turner". Daytondailynews.com. 2010-07-14. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  6. ^ "2010 House and Senate Campaign Finance for Ohio (District 4)". Federal Election Commission. Retrieved July 19, 2010. 
  7. ^ [1][dead link]
  8. ^ "Wilson, Johnson win in 6th District". The Marietta Times. 2010-05-05. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  9. ^ "Youngstown News, Allen plans to run for Congress". Vindy.com. 2009-06-25. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  10. ^ "Austria, Conner to set to face off for House seat | lancastereaglegazette.com". Lancaster Eagle Gazette. 2010-05-05. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  11. ^ "Boehner crushes challengers". Middletownjournal.com. 2010-05-05. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  12. ^ ([2])
  13. ^ a b Boehner earns 8th District nod in primary, Amanda Rodeheffer, The Daily Advocate, May 6, 2010
  14. ^ Middletown Journal News
  15. ^ On The Square
  16. ^ Hamilton Journal News Boehner faces GOP, Dem foes — do underdogs have a chance?, Josh Sweigart, Hamilton Journal News, February 13, 2010
  17. ^ a b West Point Association of Graduates, Grad News 2010 [3].
  18. ^ The Evening Leader
  19. ^ Boehner crushes challengers, Josh Sweigart, Hamilton Journal News, May 5, 2010
  20. ^ Rookie pol tackles high and mighty, Christina Chalmers, Darke County View, April 16, 2010
  21. ^ "The Blade ~ Toledo Ohio". toledoblade.com. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  22. ^ Jeremy Swartz, Ohio Libertarian for Congress drops out, offers to back Tea Party Republican Rich Iott, June 2, 2010
  23. ^ Official candidate list Ohio Secretary of State
  24. ^ "2010 House and Senate Campaign Finance for Ohio". FEC.gov. Retrieved October 12, 2010. 
  25. ^ Torry, Jack (2009-08-05). "Commissioner Brooks to challenge Tiberi for Congress (The Daily Briefing)". Blog.dispatch.com. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  26. ^ "Bill O'Neill Wins Primary will face Steven LaTourette in November for the 14th Congressional District seat". cleveland.com. 2010-05-05. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  27. ^ Traficant gets OK to run for old seat as indie, Paul Steinhauser and Steve Brusk, CNN, August 31, 2010
  28. ^ James Traficant, Ex-Con and Former Congressman, on Ballot in Ohio, Politics Daily, September 2, 2010
  29. ^ "Traficant files petitions to be candidate for Akron congressional district". Retrieved May 3, 2010. 

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