Incumbent U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Troy, fended off Republican challenger Phil Heimlich, former Hamilton County commissioner and Cincinnati city councilman, in Tuesday’s primary.
The Associated Press declared Davidson the winner Tuesday night as he led with more than 70% of the vote.
“I’m honored to have the overwhelming support of the Republicans in the newly drawn 8th Congressional District. I look forward to the November election and the opportunity to continue to fight against the radical left on behalf of the people of Ohio,” Davidson said Tuesday night.
Davidson will face Democrat Vanessa Enoch in the November election, who was unopposed in the primary.
The 8th Congressional district represents all of Butler, Darke and Preble counties, and parts of Hamilton and Miami counties.
4th Congressional District
Life coach and business consultant Tamie Wilson will face U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, after winning the Democratic primary in that House district Tuesday, according to final, unofficial results compiled from the 13 elections boards in the congressional district.
Wilson received nearly 52% of the vote, beating out opponent Jeff Sites.
Jordan ran unopposed in the GOP primary for the district, which covers all or part of Allen, Ashland, Auglaize, Champaign, Delaware, Hardin, Logan, Marion, Morrow, Richland, Shelby, Union and Wyandot counties.
Staff Writer Parker Perry contributed to this report.