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Ohio Secretary of State
1998 Ohio Congressional and Statewide Primary Results 
Filing Deadline: February 19, Primary: May 5, 
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties
Governor, George Voinovich (R) barred from 3rd Term, 72% in '94
Stu Rothenberg's prediction: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 4:3, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 50% Republican
ex-Att. Gen. Lee Fisher (D), Sec/St. Robert A. "Bob" Taft II (R), Retired AF Lt. Col. John R. Mitchel (Rfm), state party chair Zanna Feitler (NL),
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov., Nancy Hollister (R) running for Congress, will become first Ohio female Gov. if Voinovich is elected to Senate,
Columbus City Council President Michael B. Coleman (D) ex-judge Maureen O'Conner (R) Rev. Lawrence Anderson (Rfm), enivronmental engineer John Eastman (NL)
Attorney General
ex-state solicitor Richard A. Cordray (D) Betty D. Montgomery (R)
Secretary of State, Robert A. Taft II (R), running for Gov.,
St. Rep. Charleta B. Tavares (D), Mark A. Hanni (D), St. Treas. J. Kenneth Blackwell (R) Robert Anthony Martin (WI)
Treasurer, J. Kenneth Blackwell (R) running for Sec/St. primary
Summit Co. Treas. John A. Donofrio (D), city councilwoman Helen Knipe Smith (D), Joseph T. Deters (R)
Auditor
b-man Louis N. Strike (D) Jim Petro (R)
Senator, 51% in '92, John H. Glenn, Jr., (D) retiring, 4th term
Stu Rothenberg's prediction: Leans Republican, Charles Cook's prediction: Likely Republican, Roll Call's prediction: Leans Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 2:1, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Republican
ex-Cuyahoga Co. Comm'r Mary O. Boyle (D), Gov. George V. Voinovich (R), David McCollough (R),
1st Cong. District, 54.3% in '96, 2nd term
Charles Cook's prediction: Toss Up, Roll Call's prediction: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican faovred 5:6, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 50% Republican
Cincinnati Mayor Roxanne Qualls (D), Ray Mitchell (D), Steve Chabot (R),
2nd Cong. District, 72.1% in '96, 3rd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:10, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
Waynesville Mayor Charles W. Sanders (D), Rob Portman (R),
3rd Cong. District, 59.1% in '96, 10th term
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:8, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Democrat
Tony P. Hall (D), insurance consultant John S. Shondel (R),
4th Cong. District, 65.0% in '96, 9th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:7, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
art gallery owenr / '96 nominee Paul Anthony McClain (D), Wayne Barrett (D), Michael G. Oxley (R),
5th Cong. District, 61.1% in '96, 5th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:6, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
planning commissioner / university official Susan Davenport Darrow (D), Norbert G. Dennerll, Jr. (D), Paul Gillmor (R), James Stricker (L),
6th Cong. District, 51.2% in '96, 1st / 2ndterm
Charles Cook's prediction: Toss Up, Roll Call's prediction: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 7:8, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 50% Democrat
Ted Strickland (D), Lt. Gov. Nancy P. Hollister (R), ex-U.S. Rep. Frank H. Cremeans (R), real estate agent Michael Azinger (R), prof./b-man Tom Sharpe (R), Grant Michael Browne (R),
7th Cong. District, 67.9% in '96, 4th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:8, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
farmer Donald E. Minor Jr. (D), David Hobson (R), Richard Herron (R), engineer / farmer Jim Schrader (L), Stephen Ogard (I/WI),
8th Cong. District, 70.3% in '96, 4th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:9, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
retired farmer / '86/'88 nominee John W. Griffin (D), Roland A. Durksen (D), John A. Boehner (R),
9th Cong. District, 77.1% in '96, 8th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:10, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Democrat
Marcy Kaptur (D), ex-democratic perennial candidate Edward S. Emery (R),
10th Cong. District, 49.0% in '96, 1st term
Roll Call's prediction: Leans Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:3, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Democrat
Dennis J. Kucinich (D), C. River Smith (D), consultant/anti-abortion activist Joe Slovenec (R), lawn care owner Patrick McDaniel (Rfm/WI),
11th Cong. District, 81.1% in '96, Louis Stokes (D) retiring after 15th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:4, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Democrat
Co. prosecutor Stephanie Tubbs-Jones (D), St. Sen. Jeffrey Johnson (D), Rev. Marvin A. McMickle (D), Dale Virgil Blanchard (D), William L. DeMora (D), talk show host James D. Hereford (R), business owner/talk show host Charles Byrne (R), Robert E. Saffold (R), Mark Carter (R), Jerome A. Brentar (R), Jean Murrell Capers (I),
12th Cong. District, 66.5% in '96, 8th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:8, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
retired computer repairman Edward S. Brown (D), Bruce Jaynes (D), John Kasich (R), Ramona Whisler (R),
13th Cong. District, 60.5% in '96, 3rd term
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 3:8, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Democrat
Sherrod Brown (D), St. Sen. Grace L. Drake (R), Rick H. Jeric (R), Kenneth C. Blair, Jr. (R),
14th Cong. District, 54.3% in '96, 6th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:2, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 77% Democrat
Thomas C. Sawyer (D), ex-St. Rep. Tom Watkins (R), b-man Richard F. Wood (R), Shannon Edward Lacy (R), Jim Babka Jr. (L),
15th Cong. District, 71.1% in '96, 3rd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:8, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
attorney Adam Clay Miller (D), Deborah Pryce (R), Scott Smith (L),, ex-state director of Concord Coalition Kevin Nestor (I),
16th Cong. District, 68.7% in '96, 13th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:7, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
Dr. Peter D. Ferguson (D), Ralph Regula (R), Vince Yambrovich (R),
17th Cong. District, 91.0% in '96, 7th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:15, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Democrat
James A. Traficant, Jr. (D), Paul H. Alberty (R),
18th Cong. District, 50.1% in '96, 2nd term
Roll Call's prediction: Leans Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 5:8, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Republican
'96 nominee/ex-St. Sen./'94 Gov. nominee Robert L. Burch (D), Robert W. Ney (R),
19th Cong. District, 54.8% in '96, 2nd term
Roll Call's prediction: Leans Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 3:8, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 77% Republican
attorney Elizabeth Kelly (D), Scott Miller (D), Steven C. LaTourette (R),

1. Key to Predictions: Roll Call,
The Cook Political Report,
The Rothenberg Political Report,
Campaign & Election Magazine,
D.C.'s Political Report

2. Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races. Blue boxes indicates winner. Red print indicates change in party control.

3. Key to Party Identification.
(D) = Democratic Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(NL) = Natural Law Party
(Rfm) = Reform Party
(R) = Republican Party
(SW) = Socialist Workers Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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