Steve Stivers, A Right Wing Republican, Likely To Win Ohio House Seat

Who Runs Gov reports Just seven months after conceding defeat to Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy (D-Ohio) in the 2008 House race, Stivers announced he would challenge her again in 2010.Wogan, Cathy, “Stivers declares bid for Congress in Union County ThisWeek Community Newspapers, July 10, 2009(1)Wogan, Cathy, “Stivers declares bid for Congress in Union County ThisWeek Community Newspapers, July 10, 2009

Stivers lost the 2008 election by just 2,312 votes, foiled both by presidential candidate Barack Obama‘s presence on the ballot as well the loss of support to a third party candidate supported by anti-abortion voters. Stivers prospects look rosier in 2010 with a battered economy in the tossup district where voters have soured on Democratic policies such as health-care reform that Kilroy favored.Rothenberg, Stuart, “For Some Incumbents, Vulnerability Is Already a Fact of LifeRoll Call, Sept. 21, 2009(2)Rothenberg, Stuart, “For Some Incumbents, Vulnerability Is Already a Fact of LifeRoll Call, Sept. 21, 2009

An Iraq war veteran and a former banking lobbyist, Stivers is a moderate Republican who has moved to the right on a handful of prominent issues since his 2008 race, including on health care reform, climate change and abortion. Stivers has said his priority in Congress would be the economy and cutting government spending.”9-12 Project Survey Responses” (PDF)(3)9-12 Project Survey Responses” (PDF):

In His Own Words: “We’ve got to stop the spending and we’ve got to get people back to work. It’s that simple. You can raise revenues by getting people back to work, off government programs, and into a job where they’re productive taxpayers again.”Holt, Mytheos, “Exclusive Interview with Steve Stivers, Challenger of OH-15National Review, Sept. 9, 2010(4)

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