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    If only we can convince the DCCC to put their money there instead of behind the ultra-Blue Dog anti-choicer they recruited in Oh-06, which is probably too red to win.

    Oh-14 is Ohio's only swing district. The GOP mapmakers didn't protect it because the seat was held by the uber-popular Steve LaTourette. The Democrats didn't run a real candidate because they had more promising shots in four or five other districts.

    And then LaTourette retired.

    He was apparently sick of crazy teabaggers like fellow Cleveland Heights High alum Darrell Issa (well, actually, Issa was a dropout and LaTourette graduated). And the pseudo-Democrat who has run here every year since 1998 and always loses in the primary if anyone else steps up, refused to get out. So there's a unknown freshman Republican who is not LaTourette. And we have a strong Democrat, Michael Wager, who is already campaigning his butt off.

    Ed FitzGerald for governor Of Ohio. Women's lives depend on it.

    by anastasia p on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 09:17:35 PM PDT

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    •  What about the following? (0+ / 0-)

      OH-06:  Rep. Bill Johnson narrowly defeated then-Democratic candidate in 2012, Charlie Wilson, by less than 6 percentage points.  Current Democratic candidate is Jennifer Garrison.  Oh wait, I've heard she's very conservative/right-wing.  Rats.  Maybe she wins and we primary her in 2016.

      OH-16:  Then-Democratic Incumbent Rep. Betty Sutton in 2012 lost to Rep. Renacci by just 4 points in terms of the votes.

      On the other hand, it helps to have a Democratic Governor in Ohio, Democratic Secretary of State, Democratic Attorney General and more Democrats in the State Legislature.

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