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      70 / 42
      63 / 44

      Before you vote: a look at where the Senate candidates stand

      The Ohio Senate race is between Democratic incumbent Senator Sherrod Brown and Republican challenger, Josh Mandel.

      Here is where they stand on some issues. Sherrod Brown is pro-choice, does not support the continuation of United States Combat Operations in Afghanistan, supports same-sex marriage, supports an income tax increase on income above $250,000, supports the auto bailout, supports restrictions on the sale and possessions of guns, and supports the 2010 Affordable Care Act. He does not support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship.

      Josh Mandel supports the right to life and is against abortion. He supports the continuation of U.S. Combat Operations in Afghanistan. Mandel does not support an income tax increase on income above $250,000, does not support the auto bailout, and does not support restrictions on the sale and possession of guns. Mandel wants to repeal the 2010 Affordable Care Act and does not support same-sex marriage.

      Also in the race is nonparty candidate, Scott A. Rupert. According to his campaign website, he wants to re-establish state sovereignty, roll back destructive laws on small business, and replace the income tax with a consumption tax.

      Here are the candidates' websites:




      The Michigan Senate race is between Democratic incumbent Senator Debbie Stabenow and Republican challenger Pete Hoekstra. 62-year-old Stabenow has a long record of success in Michigan politics. Her first election was in 1974 to the Ingham County Board of Commissioners. She served in the Michigan House of Representatives, Michigan Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. According to her campaign website, she stands up for middle class families, works to protect medicare and social security, and works to create jobs and grow Michigan's economy.

      59-year-old Hoekstra served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1992-2010. According to his campaign website, he pledges to bring conservative principles and values to Washington. He is pro-life, fully supports an individuals' second amendment rights, and he has co-sponsored the fair tax, flat tax and the tax code termination act.

      Here are the candidates' websites:



      Polls in Ohio are open today until 7:30pm. Michigan polls are open until 8pm. Be sure to tune in to WNWO throughout the day as election results come in, and continue to visit this website - www.northwestohio.com - for more.