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Maybe a Lot of Ohio Democrats Skipped That Line on Their Ballots

Fascinating. As noted yesterday, Ohio Democrats had a competitive Senate primary Tuesday, while Ohio Republicans did not. In fact, contested and competitive races for the GOP were few and far between in the Buckeye State this week.

Yet among the gubernatorial hopefuls, Republican John Kasich had 735,790 votes in his uncontested primary.

Incumbent Democrat Ted Strickland had 620,963 in his.

Kasich and his running mate, Mary Taylor, had more votes than Strickland in 70 out of the state’s 88 counties.

That really shouldn’t be happening under normal circumstances, and suggests a major disparity in enthusiasm between the parties at this moment.

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