Ohio anti-abor­tion move­ment loss­es may buoy Demo­c­ra­t­ic Sen. Sher­rod Brown’s chances in red state

As one of the two most vul­ner­a­ble Sen­ate Democ­rats in the 2024 cycle, Sen. Sher­rod Brown’s (D‑OH) reelec­tion chances hinge on his abil­i­ty to spur Ohioans from both his par­ty and inde­pen­dents to the polls in an increas­ing­ly red state.
The results of Ohio bal­lot mea­sures from recent months offer Brown and sup­port­ers at least some rea­son for opti­mism head­ing into his reelec­tion bid for the Sen­ate seat he first won in 2006. It’s a cru­cial race for Sen­ate Democ­rats, who cur­rent­ly have a 51–49 major­i­ty over Repub­li­cans. With West Vir­gini­a’s Sen­ate seat vir­tu­al­ly guar­an­teed to go Repub­li­can when Demo­c­ra­t­ic Sen. Joe Manchin retires in ear­ly 2025, Ohio and Mon­tana, with Demo­c­ra­t­ic Sen. Jon Tester also fac­ing reelec­tion, are key Sen­ate races that are like­ly to decide who wins the major­i­ty.
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After years as a pres­i­den­tial swing state, Ohio is now firm­ly in the Repub­li­can camp. For­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump twice won Ohio with about 54% of the vote. And the reelec­tion cam­paign of Pres­i­dent Joe Biden is show­ing no real signs …