Sen. Jon Husted (R-Kettering) will move on to battle Democratic candidate Mary Ellen O'Shaughnessy for the Ohio Secretary of State's office in November. Republican voters statewide chose Husted over his challenger, Sandra O'Brien. She had received a lot of support from tea party members but in the final weeks of the campaign, Husted put ads on television in the final weeks of the campaign to tell voters about his conservative values. In the end, Republican voters chose Husted by more than a two to one margin.
For her part, O'Brien would not say much about her loss, other than to thank her volunteers and wish therest of the winners of the primary races well. And O'Brien would not answer questions about why she thought she might have lost the race.