Trio of justices run for Ohio Supreme Court seats

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio Supreme Court veterans and one newcomer who is also the court's lone Democrat are up for election in November.

Justice Terrence O'Donnell of Cleveland, a Republican who joined the court in 2003, faces suburban Cleveland Democrat and state Sen. Mike Skindell.

Justice Robert Cupp of Lima, a Republican first elected to the court in 2006, faces Democrat William O'Neill of Cleveland, a retired appeals court judge who now works as a registered nurse.

Justice Yvette Magee Brown of Columbus, a Democrat appointed in 2010 to fill a vacancy left when Maureen O'Connor became chief justice, faces Republican Sharon Kennedy, a Butler County domestic relations judge.

The winner of the Brown-Kennedy race would need to run again in two years for a full six-year term.

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