Published Tue, Mar 6, 2012 9:27 pm Dateline
Updated Tue, Mar 6, 2012 9:38 pm
UPDATE 9:35 p.m. Candidate Josh Mandel has taken the GOP nomination for the Ohio Senate race.
In the GOP primary for candidate for US Senate, John Mandel has taken an early lead with 65 percent of the vote.
Michael Pryce is the closest of the candidates to Mandel, with 14 percent.
Sixteen percent of precincts have reported numbers so far this evening.
The winner of the GOP nomination would go on to face incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown. The term would commence January 3, 2013.