What’s on your primary ballot?

The Republicans and Democrats running to be Ohio’s next governor and US Senator will be determined one week from today setting up the November election. But the statehouse primaries will not be until later.

We break down what it all means on this week’s episode of Ohio Politics Explained.

It’s a podcast from the USA TODAY Network Ohio Bureau where we catch you up on the state’s political news in 15 minutes or less. This week, host Anna Staver was joined by reporters Jessie Balmert and Haley BeMiller who have been covering the races and redistricting.

1) US Senate pick

Seven Republicans and three Democrats want to be the next US Senator from Ohio.

The Republican race to replace Sen. Rob Portman lacked a front-runner until former President Donald Trump endorsed JD Vance. Trump’s seal of approval will certainly give the Hillbilly Elegy author a boost, but will it be enough to win?

More:Former President Donald Trump endorses JD Vance in Ohio Senate race

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