Race of the day: Strickland vs. Kasich for Ohio governor
Two veteran Ohio politicians face off in a battleground state that has been devastated by job losses
|Name & Party:||
|Basic Info:||Gov. since '07; former U.S. Rep;
|Investment banker, former U.S. Rep.;
|Campaign Chest:||$6.2 million
|Key Quote:||"My opponent worked on Wall Street while I was here in Ohio fighting to create jobs."||
"Our government is too clunky, too old, too tired, too big."
|Petty Controversy:||Prisoners in a work-inmate program used his home as a waystation for smuggling contraband
||Ripped for earning $50,000 a year to lecture four hours a month at Ohio State University
|Wild card:||Kasich has been out of Congress since 2000, making him difficult to associate with unpopular elements of Bush's legacy
|Dueling Ads:||"Truth": Strickland argues that "Kasich and Wall Street" financially benefited by outsourcing jobs from Ohio
||"Record": Kasich denies he was a Wall Street bigwig and says Ohio has lost 400k jobs under Strickland leadership
Ted Strickland's "Truth":
John Kasich's "Record":
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