Sherrod Brown beats Josh Mandel in Ohio

Alexis Levinson | Political Reporter

Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown has been re-elected and will serve his second term in the Senate.

The senior senator from Ohio beat State Treasurer Josh Mandel.

While the presidential candidates duked it out in an extremely tight race to win the Buckeye State, the Senate race never became quite as competitive as predicted. Mandel, a tea party favorite, failed to gain significant traction. Brown led in almost every single poll.

“No one fights harder for working people in this country than Sherrod Brown,” said Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Sen. Patty Murray. “Despite nearly $30 million of attack ads from the special interests, the people of Ohio saw that Sherrod Brown is exactly the kind of person they need in the United States Senate. Sherrod Brown is someone who always stands up for good-paying jobs, for education, and for economic fairness and I look forward to continuing our work together in the U.S. Senate.”

On Monday, in perhaps an early celebration of his victory, Brown rocked out to Jay-Z, who performed at a rally with President Barack Obama.

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