Ohio’s Special Election Primaries Are Aug. 3

Tuesday, Aug. 3, marks the special election primary for Ohio’s 11th and 15th congressional districts. For voters in these districts, early in-person voting continues through Monday, Aug. 2.

In the heavily Democratic 11th Congressional District, 13 Democrats and two Republicans running to replace former U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge, who’s now secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Bernie Sanders surrogate and former state Sen. Nina Turner, along with Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Shontel Brown — endorsed by the Congressional Black Caucus PAC and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — have raised the most campaign funds, according to reports.

In the GOP-leaning 15th Congressional District, 11 Republicans and two Democrats are vying to replace former U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers, who resigned to lead the Ohio Chamber. According to reports, energy lobbyist Mike Carey — endorsed by former President Donald Trump — and state Sen. Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House) have raised the most money in this race.

The general election for both districts will be Nov. 2. 7/28/2021