Republican wave tested by competitive Senate race in Ohio


              Christine and Randy Varwig attend an event with Ohio’s Democratic Senate hopeful Tim Ryan, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, in Toledo, Ohio.   (AP Photo/Jill Colvin)
            
              Ruth Boone offers a prayer for Ohio’s Republican Secretary of State, Frank LaRose, after picking up a LaRose lawn sign from canvassers at a Kroger’s parking lot, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, in Groveport, Ohio.  (AP Photo/Jill Colvin)
            
              Ruth and Boyd Boone speak with Ohio’s Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose, in a Kroger’s parking lot, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, in Groveport, Ohio.  (AP Photo/Jill Colvin)
            
              JD Vance, Republican candidate for U.S. Senator in Ohio, speaks at a campaign event in Medina, Ohio, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, greets JD Vance, Republican candidate for U.S. Senator for Ohio, at a campaign rally in Medina, Ohio, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              FILE - JD Vance, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Ohio, speaks at a campaign rally in Youngstown, Ohio, Sept. 17, 2022. A high-tech sustainable food company in Appalachia that was promoted by JD Vance and financed with help from his venture capital firm is facing five lawsuits alleging it misled investors. None of the lawsuits against Kentucky-based AppHarvest names Vance, who is Ohio's Republican U.S. Senate nominee and left the company's board last year. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar, File)
            
              FILE—In this file photo from March 28, 2022, U.S. Senate Democratic candidate Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, participates in Ohio's U.S. Senate Democratic Primary Debate, in Wilberforce, Ohio. Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan and Trump-endorsed Republican and "Hillbilly Elegy" author JD Vance are scheduled to participate Monday, Oct. 10 in Cleveland for the first of two scheduled debates in their race to succeed retiring Republican Sen. Rob Portman in Ohio. (Joshua A. Bickel/The Columbus Dispatch via AP, Pool)
Republican wave tested by competitive Senate race in Ohio