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Sherrod Brown defeats Jim Renacci for third term in U.S. Senate

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    Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, right, talks with poll worker Keith Wadley after completing his ballot Tuesday in Cleveland. Brown defeated Jim Renacci to win his third term in the Senate.

    PHIL LONG / AP

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A Democratic U.S. senator who's in his fifth decade of Ohio politics has been elected to a third term.

Sherrod Brown on Tuesday defeated fourth-term U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, who dropped a governor's bid to run for Senate at Trump's urging.

The 65-year-old Brown won his first election to the state's House in 1974 and unseated Republican Sen. Mike DeWine in 2006. With a history of blue-collar appeal and union support, Brown has backed Trump moves on steel tariffs and renegotiating trade agreements.

The 59-year-old Renacci, a businessman, called Brown a liberal out of touch with Ohio values.



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