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  • America Votes

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    Monday, March 01, 2004

    What's the real deal in Ohio? 

    The economy in Ohio, a key battleground in the 2004 presidential campaign, is on the mend, according to a state spokesman for President Bush. It's in the tank, according to Sen. John Kerry's camp. In separate conference calls with reporters, Rep. Rob Portman of Cincinnati, a Bush ally, and former Sen. John Glenn, a Kerry partisan, offered sharply different economic forecasts.

    "Things are turning around," Portman said. "We're beginning to see some good news in Ohio. ... All I can say is, we've turned a corner here."

    "I don't really believe that," Glenn said. He also disagreed about the importance of abortion and other social issues. "I think people are going to have more concerns about the economy and their ability to get a job."

    posted by Jim Van Nostrand at 6:15 PM



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