Republican DeWine wins seat on Ohio Supreme Court, other race too close to call

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cincinnati-based Republican appeals court Judge Pat DeWine was elected to the Ohio Supreme Court Tuesday, while a race for another open seat was too close to call at deadline.

With more than 99 percent of precincts reporting statewide, DeWine, who serves on the 1st Ohio District Court of Appeals, garnered more than 56 percent of the vote. He easily beat 11th Ohio District Court of Appeals Judge Cynthia Rice, a Brookfield Democrat.

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