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Midterm elections: 12 House races to watch to judge size of a GOP 'wave'

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7. Ohio's Sixth

Ohio, where the polls close at 7:30, is filled with races to watch. Its Sixth District, held by Democrat Charlie Wilson, is yet another example of a moderate-to-conservative district in which a Democratic incumbent has gotten in trouble by voting for too many unpopular Democratic bills.

It’s still a tossup – and without a lot of polling, it’s hard to know who has the upper hand – but it seems likely that Republican challenger Bill Johnson might pick up this seat.

Other races to keep an eye on in Ohio: the First, 15th, and 16th, all of which Republicans are more likely to win (and if they don’t, it’s a good sign for Democrats). The 18th is a tossup where Democrats might have a slightly better chance.

The 13th and 10th lean Democratic and are also worth watching. If Republicans win in either of those two, it’s another very bad sign for Democrats.

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