Schmidt's 4,200 vote margin in Clermont County and what looks to about 900 in Hamco by the time they're done, plus 79-vote Warren County squeaker, offset against McEwen's 1400-vote margin in the eastern counties, give her a 3800-vote win.
Deb Kraus did not do as well as I expected at 6% or so, and somebody's going to have to tell me how Constable, the fourth candidate who no one saw or heard anything from anywhere that I know of pulled 3.5%. I believe both of them mostly took votes from Schmidt.
A win is a win (just ask Paul Hackett), but a lot will be made of Schmidt not getting 50% and McEwen may still think he has a career in politics, though rumor has it this may be the final try.
Wulsin wins on the Dem side. Both candidates will start out with good performances in the big 3 counties and having not done well in the 4 eastern ones.