Politics

FOX NEWS - 7:30 P.M. DECISION DESK CALLS: OHIO

In Ohio, FOX News projects that Republican Senate candidate Rob Portman will win decisively in his contest with Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher. Portman, a former congressman from the Cincinnati area and the budget director for President George W. Bush, dominated the contest to replace retiring Republican George Voinovich (VOY-na-VITCH).

The race for Ohio governor is too close to call -- Republican John Kasich (KAY-SICK) and Democratic incumbent Gov. Ted Strickland remain locked in one of the most hotly contested gubernatorial races in the nation. President Obama has made multiple visits to try to shore up the one-term Stickland against Kasich, a former Congressman from the Columbus area.

Chris Stirewalt joined Fox News Channel (FNC) in July of 2010 and serves as politics editor based in Washington, D.C. Additionally, he authors the daily Fox News Halftime Report political news note and co-hosts the hit podcast, Perino & Stirewalt: I'll Tell You What. He also is the host of Power Play, a feature video series on FoxNews.com. Stirewalt makes frequent appearances on network programs, including America’s Newsroom, Special Report with Bret Baier and Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace. He also provides expert political analysis for FNC’s coverage of state, congressional and presidential elections.