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Results: Kaptur defeats Majewski for Ohio 9th Congressional district

Democrat Marcy Kaptur wins another term in Congress, defeating J.R. Majewski in the newly redrawn 9th district.

TOLEDO, Ohio — Incumbent Democrat U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur has defeated Republican challenger J.R. Majewski to represent the newly redrawn Ohio 9th Congressional District, according to the Associated Press.

Kaptur, 76, is the woman with the longest tenure in either the U.S. House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate. She has been in the House since 1983.

A Toledo native, Kaptur is a graduate of St. Ursula Academy. The first person in her family to attend college, she got her bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her master's degree in urban planning from the University of Michigan.

She is best known for her work on trade issues -- she led the opposition to the North American Free Trade Agreement in the early 1990s -- as well as her work to get the World War II memorial built in Washington, D.C..

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Majewski, 42, also is a Toledo native. He now lives in Port Clinton and works as a consultant in the nuclear industry.

Majewski graduated from Woodward High School and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1999-2003. His military service became an issue in the campaign when it was revealed that despite his claims, military records show that he was not deployed to Afghanistan.

Majewski earned a bachelor's and master's degree from Colorado Technical University. He defeated three other candidates to win the Republican primary in May.

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