March 8, 2000 |
Republican Sen. Mike DeWine of Ohio and Democratic Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes of Maryland easily won nominations for new terms Tuesday in the year's first round of state primaries. DeWine easily fought off two challengers from the right, pulling in 79% of the vote. Real estate broker Ted Celeste, the brother of former Gov. Richard Celeste, won the Democratic primary to oppose DeWine, who hopes to become the state's first Republican senator reelected since the 1950s.