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Monday, October 30

Ohio Sen 29th: West (D) Tied with Schuring (R) in Poll

A source who communicated with me on condition of anonymity reports that an internal poll conducted by the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus shows city councilman Thomas West (D-Canton) in a statistical dead heat with incumbent State Sen. Kirk Schuring (R-Canton):

48% Schuring (R)
46% West (D)

This poll reportedly has a margin of error of about 2.2 points. The 29th District is comprised of Stark County, which includes both a large Democratic urban area (Canton) and Republican-leaning suburbs and rural areas. It was narrowly won by Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. However, the source indicates that according to the same poll the Democratic candidate for Stark County Commissioner, Todd Bosley, is leading Republican incumbent Richard Regula (son of Rep. Ralph Regula (R-Navarre)) by ten points.

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