I'm surprised by how many of the replies to this thread point at a DeWine victory. As someone who lives in Ohio, I definitely sensed a great dissatisfaction with the status quo and was not shocked that Brown won. In one of the states so clearly mired with political scandals and some blame for Bush remaining in office (including accusations of Blackwell's mishandling of the 2004 elections), should it be a shock that incumbents were ousted left and right?
While the results for senator and governor were, undoubtedly, good for Democrats in Ohio, it wasn't for the most part reflected at the House district level with Chabot, and, seemingly, Schmidt and Pryce holding on, though we won't know for sure about those two until tomorrow. Democrats outpolled GOP House candidates statewide but, if nothing changes, Republicans will have a 11 to 8 advantage in its House delegation
Democrats did make gains at the state Senate (+1) and House (+7) level, of course, but not enough to take control
Still, if Strickland and Brown do good, the long-term prospects for Ohio Democrats should improve