Dem Rep. Tim Ryan To Face Vance In Ohio Senate Race

Cincinnati’s NBC News affiliate reports:

Rep. Tim Ryan has won the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Ohio primary election, AP projects.

The 10-term congressman from Ohio’s blue-collar Mahoning Valley defeated progressive Morgan Harper, a former consumer protection attorney, and one other rival to claim the Democratic nomination for the seat being vacated by retiring Republican Rob Portman.

Ryan’s victory was widely expected, given his long history in office and his backing by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, the state’s highest-ranking Democrat. Democrats see the November election as one of its best chances nationally to flip a seat.

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