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Tim Ryan wins Ohio’s Democratic U.S. Senate primary

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, a Democrat running for an open U.S. Senate seat in Ohio, talks with reporters following a debate with other Democrats at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, Monday, March 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
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Tim Ryan talks with reporters following a debate with other Democrats at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, Monday, March 28, 2022.

Updated May 3, 2022 at 8:04 pm.

Ohio Democrat Tim Ryan has cruised his way to his party’s nomination for an open Senate seat and will now take on the winner of one of the most contentious and closely watched Republican primaries in the nation.

Author and venture capitalist JD Vance is seen as the GOP front-runner in the race to replace retiring Sen. Rob Portman after receiving former President Donald Trump’s endorsement. The winner of that primary Tuesday will face 10-term Rep. Ryan in what is expected to be a challenging November for Democrats.