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7:26 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Congressman Mike Turner Talks Re-election, the Economy, and the Presidential Race

In the race for Ohio's new 10th District, Congressman Mike Turner won over challenger Sharon Neuhardt by a wide margin of 60% to 36%. When I spoke to him late last night Turner says his reelection was driven by the voters concerns with the local economy, and national concerns. We also talked about the Presidential race. Here's part of the conversation:

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Election 2012
7:08 am
Wed November 7, 2012

MIAMI VALLEY--Majority of School Levies Rejected

There were nearly 200 school levies on the ballot Tuesday in Ohio. WYSO's Wayne Baker reports that several districts around the Miami Valley were seeking levy support from voter's to replace state aid ad revenue lost through tax changes.

In Montgomery County, Centerville, Miamisburg, Huber Height and Vandalia-Butler all had levy requests rejected by voters. Jefferson Township and West Carrolton were also unsuccessful.

7:03 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Victory and Concession Speeches from the Presidential Candidates

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Ohio was one of the key battleground states in this year's presidential election. NPR's Barbara Bradley Hagerty has this report on how Ohio and other key states factored into the President's victory as well as links to Mr. Obama's victory speech and Mitt Romney's concession speech.
The president's victory came surprisingly easily, as he won seven of the eight key battleground states, and appeared on his way to win the eighth, Florida, which is still too close to call. By holding the "Midwest firewall" — including Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa and Michigan — the president handily defeated his challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
Election 2012
6:49 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Boehner States No Mandate For Raising Taxes

Speaker John Boehner says that by keeping Republicans in control of the House, voters made clear there's no mandate for raising taxes.

Boehner, however, offered to work with any willing partner, Republican or Democrat, to get things done.

Speaking to Republican supporters, Boehner's statement Tuesday night offered no compromise on GOP opposition to President Barack Obama's call for increasing tax rates for wealthy Americans.

Boehner said the American people showed they backed the GOP position on reducing spending by renewing the party's House majority.

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Election 2012
6:40 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Issue 25 Fails

Clark County voters did not approve Issue 25 yesterday. The Developmental Disabilities Board there was seeking approval of a new, 1.75 million, eight year levy. WYSO's Wayne Baker reports that the issue failed by more than 1,100 votes.

According to unofficial results with 100 percent of the precincts reporting, Issue 25 failed by a count of 51 to 49 percent. More than 30,000 voters were against the measure and 29,000 voted to approve it.

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