ELECTION NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2002
(Complete coverage at Cincinnati.com)

Taft leads GOP 'stampede'
COLUMBUS - Gov. Bob Taft led what he called an "elephant stampede" of Republican candidates to crush their Democratic opponents and maintain a GOP lock on Ohio government.
Taft now can't avoid tough budget realities

Light-rail plan hits the wall
Hamilton County voters Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a proposed sales-tax increase, ending a decade-long effort to bring light rail and improved mass transit to the area.

Narrow defeat for Cincinnati schools
The razor thin defeat of the Cincinnati school bond issue left supporters strategizing a new ballot request for next year to pay for an unprecedented school construction project.

OHIO
Deters fends off challenge from Boyle
GOP dominance continues in races for Ohio's top posts
Treatment-over-prison plan meets rejection
GOP Congressional incumbents handily beat foes
Ohio voters keep House
Supreme Court power expected to shift

HAMILTON COUNTY (Complete Results)
County Commission: Winner Heimlich plans changes
Judge: Former White House lawyer joins court
Issues: Levy for seniors, financing repeal issues approved
Schools: Only 1 of 4 tax hikes approved

BUTLER COUNTY (Complete Results)
Issues: Troubled transit system reaches end of line
Schools: Ross says yes; Talawanda says no
Races: Combs, Rogers win re-election

CLERMONT COUNTY (Complete Results)
Issues: MRDD levy loses
Schools: Batavia rejects new school

WARREN COUNTY (Complete Results)
Deerfield trustee plan fails
Commission: Kilburn keeps seat
Issues: MRDD replacement levy passes
Schools: Little Miami says no; Springboro, Wayne say no

KENTUCKY
Re-elected Lucas angry at Davis's tactics
Is it too early to be talking about '04?
McConnell wins fourth term in record for GOP
Northup leads GOP to victory
Ex-Democrats hold off foes in Ky. Senate race
Marcotte returned to seat in Ky. legislature
Family court, corporate changes pass

NORTHERN KENTUCKY
Mayors: Moriconi, most of incumbents win
Races: Hamilton loses Boone Co. seat
School boards: Voters pick new faces in education

BOONE COUNTY (Complete Results)
Incumbent Moore returns with ease
2 keep spots on Boone conservation board
Prindle will continue as jailer

CAMPBELL COUNTY (Complete Results)
Democrats win both openings
Highland Heights starts with fresh slate

KENTON COUNTY (Complete Results)
Murgatroyd holds off challenger
All four GOP incumbents to return

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