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Bennett takes over Ohio Republican Party
Longest serving party chairman returns for an encore
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE
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Bob Bennett is once again chairman of the Ohio Republican Party.
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Robert Bennett is back as chairman of the Ohio Republican Party.

GOP central committee members unanimously picked him this morning to replace Kevin DeWine, who resigned under pressure from allies of Gov. John Kasich. 

Bennett headed the party from 1988 through 2009, the longest tenure in Ohio history.

He said this morning that his efforts to unify the party will be boosted by Republicans’ desire to oust President Obama from the White House. No Republican has ever won a presidential race without winning Ohio. 

Bennett will fill out the rest of DeWine’s two-year term.

On the state Democratic Party side, Chairman Chris Redfern easily beat back a challenge this week from Lorain County's Anthony Giardini.  

 

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