In an expensive and tight race for state Senate District 18, Republican incumbent Chad Barefoot kept his Senate seat by a narrow margin.
His race against Democrat Sarah Crawford was neck in neck most of the night, with Franklin County results coming in very late for a dramatic finish.
Barefoot raised nearly $1 million in an attempt to beat Crawford in one of the state’s most competitive legislative races.
Both competitors clashed over taxes and environmental issues. Barefoot has promised to focus on the economy.