JEAN SCHMIDT (R) 59,132 (51.74 percent)
PAUL HACKETT (D) 55,151 (48.25 percent)
Turnout was expected to be about 50,000, so the actual vote was more than twice the prediction.
Another interesting factoid: in 2004, the Republican candidate for this seat (Ron Portman) took it 72 percent to 28 percent.
Since this was a special election, Schmidt – who is truly one of the worst candidates ever to come down the pike – is up again in 14 months.