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Friday, February 17

Cong. OH-6 and OH-12: Wilson (D) in Jeopardy; Shamansky (D) to Oppose Tiberi

The Columbus Dispatch reports that the campaign of State Sen. Charlie Wilson (D), the front-runner in the race for Ted Strickland's open 6th District seat, is in jeopardy. Wilson’s campaign manager was informed by Belmont County officials that it fell short of the 50 valid signatures of electors needed to qualify, despite filing petitions with 96 signatures.

In other news, the Dispatch reports that former Congressman Robert N. Shamansky will challenge three-term Republican incumbent Pat Tiberi in the 12th Congressional District. Shamansky represented the 12th District from 1981-83, but was defeated in 1984 by Republican John R. Kasich.

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