BREAKING: OH16 No Longer “Safe” Republican Seat

Press Release

On Thursday the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia reclassified Ohio’s 16th Congressional District from “Safe Republican” to “Leans Republican”, issuing the following statement:

Conor Lamb’s (D, PA-18) apparent victory in a special House election in western Pennsylvania isn’t as much of a disaster for Republicans as Sen. Doug Jones’ (D-AL) win in a special election in Alabama was in December. But both results, combined with bigger-picture factors, suggest widespread Republican weakness as the midterm draws closer.

We’re moving the open OH-16 from Safe Republican to Likely Republican, and we’re making the same changes to the districts held by Reps. David Joyce (R, OH-14) and Stivers (R, OH-15).

Of the three, OH-16 is probably the most vulnerable if only because it’s an open seat (Republican Rep. Jim Renacci is running for U.S. Senate).

Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper responded with the following:

There are seven GOP-controlled House districts in Ohio that Trump won by LESS than he won PA-18. The Ohio Democratic Party has candidates challenging in every one.

To read the full report click here.

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