By RYAN SCOTT OTTNEY
PDT Staff Writer
Scioto County voters from Ohio’s 6th Congressional District went with Democrat Charlie Wilson and Republication Rep. Bill Johnson during the primary election Tuesday evening.
Final state results were not available, but Johnson was leading over his Republican challenger Victor Smith at press time with 84 percent of the vote to Smith’s 16 percent. Wilson was also leading over his Democratic Party challenger Cas Adulewicz with a vote of 83 percent to 17 percent, respectively.
In the eastern Scioto County portion of the district Tuesday night, Johnson defeated Smith 2,458-376, and Wilson defeated Adulewicz 1664-115.
Wilson won the 6th District seat after Democrat Ted Strickland in 2006, and then lost it to Johnson in the 2010 election. After Tuesday’s election, Wilson will have his chance to unseat the incumbent Republican and take back the district.
Seeing the numbers early Tuesday night, Johnson released a statement.
“I’m proud to have earned the overwhelming support of Republicans across eastern and southeastern Ohio. I look forward to a spirited campaign ahead during which I’ll proudly put my record of fighting for change against Congressman Charlie Wilson’s history of voting for bigger government, job-killing regulations, and Obamacare,” Johnson said.
Final state results were also not available from Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District at press time Tuesday night. But the latest numbers on the Ohio Secretary of State website at 11 p.m. Tuesday showed incumbent Republican Rep. Jean Schmidt trailing challenger Brad Wenstrup, 48-44 percent; followed lastly by Tony Brush (5 percent), Fred Kundrata (4 percent) and Joe Green (less than 1 percent).
In Scioto County, voters gave 1,591 to Schmidt, 461 to Brush, 434 to Wenstrup, 149 to Kundrata, and 13 to other write-in candidates.
Across the aisle, Democrats in Ohio’s 2nd were favoring William Smith over challenger David Krikorian, by a vote of 51-49 percent.
In Scioto County, voters gave 978 votes to Smith and 641 to Krikorian.
The final state election results were not available by the Ohio Secretary of State at press time.
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