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Why is the GOP so attracted to Steubenville?
River town may represent 2012's "Reagan Democrats"
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Tim Rudell
The Ohio River town of Steubenville has gotten a lot of attention from Republicans this year
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GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is hosting his post-Super Tuesday election event tonight in Steubenville. The river town is in Ohio, yet aligned in many ways with Santorum’s native Pittsburgh area – including being Steelers fans.

But Steubenville also aligns with Santorum in other ways.

 WKSU’s Tim Rudell’s TV broadcasting career began in the panhandle area, and spoke with News Director M.L. Schultze about why Republicans may be gravitating to places like Steubenville – not just now, but in the fall.

SCHULTZE/RUDELL on Steubenville's attraction

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That’s WKSU’s News Director M.L. Schultze and Reporter Tim Rudell. Rudell will be reporting from Steubenville and Santorum’s event tonight. 

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