From the daily archives: Thursday, October 25, 2012

One of the most hotly contested races in Ohio this fall is the battle between incumbent Mike Duffey and challenger Donna O’Connor for Ohio’s 21st House District, representing the northern suburbs of Franklin County.

In 2010, Republican Mike Duffey narrowly won after both sides spent nearly $1 million in the old district, which was much more favorable to Democrats.

This election cycle, with districts redrawn to include a wider Republican margin, Duffey thought he could coast to victory without much effort. On October 7, the Dispatch reported:

At the beginning of the week, state Rep. Mike Duffey was talking […]

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It’s been a tough year for Republicans trying to woo women voters.  Romney is down nearly 20 points with women in the latest Time poll of Ohio.  And the latest PPP poll shows Sherrod Brown with a solid 15 point lead over Josh Mandel with Ohio’s female voters.  The latest rape-related ridiculousness certainly isn’t helping.

It’s gotten so bad that Concerned Women for America (CWA),  a group that bills itself as “the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization”, has been forced into offering paid positions in Ohio at $15/hour just to get women to phone bank and canvas for their […]

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