(CNN) - They wrangle over nearly everything else, but members of Congress from both parties have found agreement on one topic: Olympic wrestling.
Senators and representatives from both parties stood in agreement Friday against the International Olympic Committee's decision to take wrestling to the mat, eliminating the sport from the games starting in 2020. They introduced resolutions urging the IOC to reinstate it and called on the United States Olympic Committee to "work actively to reverse this decision."
Washington (CNN) – CNN projects Democratic incumbent Sen. Sherrod Brown has won a second term by defeating Republican Treasurer Josh Mandel in Ohio, a state that was closely tied to the presidential race.
Primarily because of those frequent trips from President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney, the contest between Brown and Mandel played out in Ohio against the backdrop of the presidential election.
(CNN) - Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio and the Republican seeking to unseat him, State Treasurer Josh Mandel, debated on Monday in Cleveland, sparring over whether the auto bailout and other stimulus measures had helped the Ohio economy.
Mandel said that if elected he would "take a backseat to no one when it comes to fighting for auto jobs, to protect auto jobs, and to grow auto jobs here in the state of Ohio" but said he did not favor the measures.
(CNN) - Ohio's largest newspaper on Saturday endorsed the reelection bid of Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, calling him a "good listener and a creative lawmaker."
But the Cleveland Plain Dealer's editorial board also based its endorsement on defeat of Brown's opponent.
(CNN) - A new poll released Sunday indicates Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio has a seven-point advantage over Republican opponent Josh Mandel.
Fifty-two percent of likely voters in the Buckeye State back Brown, while 45% support Mandel, according to the Ohio Newspaper Organization Poll conducted by the University of Cincinnati's Institute for Policy Research.
(CNN) - The independent, conservative group Crossroads GPS dropped more than $2.6 million on television ads that begin running Tuesday, all targeting Democrats in heated Senate battles.
The Karl Rove-backed group, which has already spent tens of millions on conservative candidates and causes, will run the ads for one week in Virginia, Ohio and Nevada.
(CNN) - New polls released Thursday indicate three competitive Senate races remain tight in Ohio, Wisconsin and Florida, according to surveys by Quinnipiac University, CBS News, and The New York Times.
Starting with Florida, where Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson is defending his seat against Republican challenger Rep. Connie Mack, the two-term senator leads Mack, 50% to 41%, respectively.
(CNN) - New polls released Thursday show Democrats ahead of Republicans in three big Senate races, all of which take place in crucial presidential election battleground states.
Starting with Ohio, incumbent Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown enjoys a 14-point lead over Republican challenger and state treasurer Josh Mandel. According to the NBC-Marist survey, 51% of registered voters said they would support Brown, while 37% said they would pick Mandel.
(CNN) - In a show of Washington bipartisanship, Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown praised fellow Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican, for being tapped to serve on the Congressional "super committee."
"Minority Leader McConnell was right to select Senator Portman as one of the three Republican Senators for the deficit reduction committee," Brown said in a statement Wednesday. "Rob has shown a willingness to find common ground by looking at both tax reform and spending cuts in order to reduce the deficit."
Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden heads to Ohio Tuesday to help out a Democratic senator who could face a tough road to re-election next year.
Biden is the main attraction at a fundraiser for Sen. Sherrod Brown which is being held at the Terrace club at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The stadium is home to Major League Baseball's Cleveland Indians.