LIMA — The region sent its two tenured congressmen back to Washington for another set of two-year terms, according to unofficial results from Tuesday night’s election.
U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, whose district includes Allen and Auglaize counties, won re-election with 66.5% of the vote with 78 percent of precincts counted Tuesday night. The Associated Press called the win for Jordan at 8:42 p.m.
Jordan held off Democrat Shannon Freshour, who had 31% of the vote, and Libertarian Steve Perkins, who earned 2.7% of votes.
Jordan won in every county except Lorain County, which includes Oberlin. Freshour had a 49.2% to 47.6% edge there.
Jordan has had more than 60% of the vote in five other elections. His biggest margin was with 71.7% of votes in 2010, and his smallest was with 58.4% of votes in 2012.
He’ll be joined in Washington by incumbent Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, who represents the 5th District. Latta held off Democrat Nick Rubando, 66.1% to 33.9%, with 48.8% of precincts counted. The Associated Press called the race in his favor at 8:01 p.m. Tuesday.
Latta won more than 60 percent of the votes all but once in his career, when he had 57.3% of the votes in 2012. His biggest win was in 2016, with 70.9% of the votes. The 5th District includes Putnam and Van Wert counties.