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DNC Chair Says Ohio Is Still Key Election State

Ohio didn’t experience the blue wave that many other states did in 2018. And with President Trump winning Ohio by eight points in 2016, some pundits say Ohio is no longer a swing state. But the chair of the Democratic National Committee says Ohio is important this year. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports. 

DNC Chair Tom Perez says Ohio remains a key battleground state – and notes how Ohio’s Democratic Senator performed in his re-election two years ago. 


“I think Ohio is absolutely winnable. It’s dead heat territory right now and we are competing. I think about people like Sherrod Brown who has been so successful and I think Joe Biden has a very similar profile and pathway as Sherrod Brown in Ohio.” 


Perez says the DNC is encouraging everyone to vote early, either in person or by mail. That gives voters time if there’s a mistake or the ballot doesn’t arrive.


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