Elections test Trump clout in Ohio, other battlegrounds
August 8, 2018
WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Battleground Ohio was deciding the year's final special election on Tuesday, a congressional faceoff that tested anew President Donald Trump's political clout — and the appeal of his signature tax cuts.
The Republican president's shadow also loomed over primary contests in four other states, none bigger than Kansas, where Trump roiled the governor's race by opposing the GOP incumbent on the eve of the election.
Ohio polls closed at 7:30 p.m., but the counting could take hours more.
The day's races, like dozens before them, pitted the strength of Trump's fiery su...