Primary night takeaways: Democratic optimism, women advance

Democrats didn’t walk away with a clear win Tuesday night. But they didn’t have to. They essentially battled Republicans to a draw in a central Ohio congressional district that should have been an easy win for the GOP. Even a too-close-to-call result was a sign of Democratic momentum and offered clues for how to run in November.
Some takeaways from another round of voting ahead of the fall midterm elections:
URBAN-RURAL-SUBURBAN SPLITS PREVIEW NOVEMBER BATTLES
Democrat Danny O’Connor’s strong showing in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District offers his party a roadmap to the House majority: Galvanize suburbanites to join the party’s urban base and offset the Republican advantage in rural areas.

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