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Trump-backed Republican Carey wins Ohio U.S. House seat

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WASHINGTON, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Republican Mike Carey, a coal lobbyist endorsed by former President Donald Trump, defeated Democrat Allison Russo in a special election for Ohio's 15th Congressional District around Columbus, MSNBC projected on Tuesday.

The Ohio seat was held for a decade by Republican Steve Stivers, who stepped down in May after voting earlier in the year to impeach Trump on a charge he incited the deadly Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol.

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Reporting by Jason Lange and Christopher Gallagher; Editing by Scott Malone and Cynthia Osterman

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