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  •  And in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and (2+ / 0-)
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    throughout the Midwest.

    "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

    by elwior on Tue May 01, 2012 at 09:31:16 PM PDT

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    •  Ohio's so gerrymandered now (4+ / 0-)
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      that we're likely to stalemate where we are. The GOP rigged the districts to be 12-4 Republican in a 50/50 state. However, since we currently have 13 Republicans and the four Democratic districts are absolutely unwinnable for the GOP, we'll be down at least one GOP seat. If Betty Sutton — a fantastic progress who was placed in freshman teabagger Jim Renacci's district (16) — can pull out a win (which is very possible, even likely since to do their dirt, the GOP had to put a big chunk of Cleveland-area Democrats in the district), that's another Republican gone.

      We have four other districts that are longer shots, but if this is a good Democratic year, we might see another Ohio seat or two go our way. Watch districts 5, 6, 7 and 10. 10 in particular, which features the reuniting of Dayton, a dynamic woman candidate with a congressional campaign under her belt (a losing campaign in a heavily GOP district), and a blah nonentity of a Republican incumbent, could be a surprise.

      Take the "Can't(or)" out of Congress. Support E. Wayne Powell in Va-07.

      by anastasia p on Tue May 01, 2012 at 09:55:14 PM PDT

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