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Wenstrup wins re-election in Ohio's 2nd District

Posted at 9:42 PM, Nov 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-06 21:49:59-05

CINCINNATI -- Republican incumbent Brad Wenstrup won re-election as representative for Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District, defeating Democratic challenger Jill Schiller and Green Party candidate James Condit, Jr.

Wenstrup was declared the winner with 58 percent of the votes counted. He received 118,262 votes while Schiller received 74,624 and Condit received 2,303.

A graduate of St. Xavier High School and the University of Cincinnati, Wenstrup has served as the representative for the 2nd District since his election in 2013. Previously, he practiced podiatric medicine for 24 years and aided Congressman Steve Scalise after he was shot in 2017 while they were practicing for the annaul Congressional Baseball Game for Charity.

Recently, Wenstrup voted to approve legislation to appoint a special envoy to monitor and combat Anti-Semitism. He also voted to amend the Tax Cuts and Job Act of 2017 to give permanent tax cuts to individuals and small-business tax cuts.

Wenstrup received endorsements from many political groups including the NRA, the Campaign for Working Families and the Ohio Right to Vote.

Ohio’s second congressional district starts in eastern Hamilton County and stretches into Pike and Scioto counties.