AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Ohio’s special congressional election

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s allies could soon add another House member to their ranks, as Ohio voters head to the polls in a district the Republican former president carried comfortably in 2020.

Republican Bill Johnson served in Congress for more than a decade before resigning in January, leaving a vacancy in a district that has a track record of electing Republicans. In March, primary voters selected two nominees to send to Tuesday’s special general election: Republican Michael Rulli and Democrat Michael Kripchak.

Johnson won his last four elections by more than 30 percentage points, and Trump carried the district by roughly 30 percentage points in 2020. Rulli is campaigning as a supporter of Trump, running an ad in which he introduces himself as an “America-first conservative” and “pro-Trump delegate.” Plus, Rulli had spent more than $600,000 as of the last Federal Election Commission filing deadline, while Kripchak had spent less than $8,000.

Here’s a look at what to expect on Tuesday:

The special general election will be held on Tuesday. Polls close at 7:30 p.m. ET.

The Associated Press will provide coverage for the unexpired term in the 6th Congressional District.

The first results that Ohio releases will likely be from ballots cast before Election

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