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  •  Anyone from Ohio... (none)
    want to shed some additional light? I gather from the 2000 numbers that Allen County is conservative, but how does it compare with other counties in OH? Is Allen the most conservative, among the most conservative, relatively conservative, or what?

    "You can't talk to the ignorant about lies, since they have no criteria." --Ezra Pound

    by machopicasso on Mon Sep 20, 2004 at 11:59:00 AM PDT

    •  Strongly leans Republican (none)
      Lima is an urban area, but it's biggest employer is a tank plant. The rest of the county is rural/exurban.
      •  The lean isn't that strong... (none)
        I work for General Dynamics, so I'm out at the tank plant relatively often.  The union office at the plant is very strongly anti-Bush:  I saw my first "Give Crawford villiage its idiot back" posted on the wall of the office.
    •  Conservative for Sure (none)
      Lima is conservative for sure, but I don't know if its the most conservative.  

      Nonetheless, I was amazed to find when I was up that way recently that there was a local, liberal talk radio show, so maybe folks are coming around over there.

    •  my mom (none)
      ...grew up near there and that whole area is conservative. Generally Christian, generallly middle class.
    •  Anyone wanting Ohio 2000 results (none)
      http://www.sos.state.oh.us/sos//results/

      A quick Excel analysis showed that Allen Co. was the 11th most strong county in Ohio (out of 88) for Bush.  

      The other top ten in descending order of Bush support ranging from 74% to 65%:
      Putnam
      Holmes
      Warren
      Auglaize
      Hancock
      Mercer
      Union
      Clermont
      Delaware
      Van Wert

      Even in the most Republican voting co. in the state Gore got 23% of the vote.  Of course Bush got 33% of the vote in the most Democratic voting co. (Cuyahoga).  

      Be a patriot, move to a swing state.

      by Sedge on Mon Sep 20, 2004 at 02:34:58 PM PDT

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    •  I worked for Mike Oxley in 1975 (none)
      In his father's law firm, as a receptionist. And I've indulged in illegal substances with his brother, too. Mike's always been an idiot. I'd love to see him defeated. Findlay, his hometown, used to be very much a conservative town. But I moved away in 1977 and have only been back a couple of times since then.

      No, no, no, you can't drag me back east of the Mississippi. I won't go, I tell you. I won't!

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