Gross said she’s “very humbled” to win in what she called a tough race against Welch, who had both name recognition and the Butler County GOP’s endorsement.
“Now we roll up our sleeves,” she said. “We need to take care of Ohio.”
Hall could not be reached before the Journal-News deadline.
Horn and Novack were unopposed in Tuesday’s election.
Horn said considering the novel coronavirus crisis, “we need responsible government more than ever to make sure that help gets to working people and the most vulnerable. Not the friends of the powerful.”
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Horn said Gov. Mike DeWine “is standing up with solid leadership in spite of a lack of needed support from the legislature with regard to safety.” He calls the Ohio House Republican Caucus “openly hostile to the governor’s efforts” and calls for “better representation in the Ohio House.”
Novak said the uncertainty of knowing who her November opponent was until Tuesday never changed her campaign efforts. She called the decision to delay Election Day by six weeks “a wise choice” and said November’s election will likely have a unique look.
“We don’t know what things are going to look like (in November), but things will probably look different moving forward,” she said. “There’s going to be different challenges and we’re addressing the challenges as we learn more.”