Turner called winner in Congressional race

U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton.

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U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton.

The Associated Press has called the race for U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, saying he won reelection against Democratic challenger Desiree Tims.

As of 11:50 p.m., Turner held the lead with 57.92% to Tim’s 42.08%, according to the Ohio Secretary of State’s website.

“I appreciate the Miami Valley’s continued support. I will continue to work to build WPAFB, grow our local economy, and preserve health care coverage, including for those with pre-existing conditions. I will always advocate for our community, and thank the voters for their support in this election," Turner said in a written statement.

Tims, a 33-year-old Democrat from West Dayton, faced Turner, the 60-year-old former Dayton mayor who has been in Congress for 18 years.


In a video posted to her Facebook page, Desiree Tims told supporters she called Turner and conceded the race. It’s not the outcome she hoped for, but she’s proud of the race they ran, Tims said.

“Together we showed Ohio and the country that this Congressional seat is competitive,” she said, “and the granddaughter of sharecroppers and a working class woman from the Westside of Dayton can run a powerful Congressional campaign.”

The contentious race for the 10th District seat drew back-and-forth Federal Elections Commission complaints. During the 2020 cycle, Tims raised $1.72 million and spent $1.43 million while Turner raised $1.6 million and spent $1.56 million.

The 10th District includes Montgomery, Greene and Fayette counties and leans Republican.

These results are expected to change as more ballots are counted through Nov. 18. We will continue to update these results as more ballots are counted.

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