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  • OH gambling
    • very conservative state
    • 1950’s church-only bingo
    • 1970’s lottery required constitution change
      • sold as school funding scheme
      • promises over-sold
      • originally money went into state general fund
      • later codified to school funding
    • revenue unpredictable

All statewide offices up for election this year

Voinovich race

  • Rob Portman (R)
    • former congressman
    • federal trade commissioner
    • budget director
    • no primary challenger
  • Jennifer Brunner (D) /Lee Fisher (D)

Dem power base:

  • ethnic
  • labor
  • african-american
  • inner-city poor

Rep power base:

  • white
  • agribusiness farmers
  • business community
  • suburbs
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