Sherrod Brown defeats Jim Renacci in Senate race marred by nastiness

Sen. Sherrod Brown won re-election to the U. S. Senate over Rep. Jim Renacci on Tuesday, according to ABC News, ending a nasty battle that Ohio voters will gladly put behind them. 

Brown, the incumbent Democratic senator, defeated Renacci, a Republican congressman who represents a chunk of Northeast Ohio, in a race that was never all that close. 

The 65-year-old Brown has served in the Senate since 2006, where he is one of the body’s most liberal members. When Renacci, 59, faltered, his campaign went into full-on attack mode. Brown proved impervious and, ultimately, victorious. 

With victory in hand, you can expect increased speculation that Brown will mount a White House bid in 2020. 

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