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Thu Dec 19, 2019, 06:24 AM

Control over the Ohio Supreme Court is on the ballot in 2020

By Tyler Buchanan

There will not be any drama on primary election night for the two Ohio Supreme Court seats.

The General Election in November 2020, though, should have plenty.

Incumbent Justices Sharon Kennedy and Judith French, both Republicans, are running for reelection. Two Democratic candidates have filed to run against them: John O’Donnell against Kennedy, and Jennifer Brunner against French.

With the uncontested primaries merely an afterthought, the four candidates will spend the next 11 months preparing for a high-profile election with a presidential race and a slate of congressional seats also on the ballot.

At stake is the political make-up of the entire court. Republicans currently have a 5-2 majority, but if O’Donnell and Brunner sweep the two races, that would give Democrats a narrow 4-3 edge.

Read more: https://ohiocapitaljournal.com/2019/12/19/control-over-the-ohio-supreme-court-is-on-the-ballot-in-2020/

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