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Looking for Ohio's Women's vote
A binder full of votes up for grabs 
by WKSU's MARK URYCKI
This story is part of a special series.


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Stow Mayor Sara Drew with Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen Scalise, County Council Members Paula Prentice, Ilene S hapiro, and Sandra Kurt.
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Last (Tues) night’s debate has women from both parties having some fun with a phrase offered by Mitt Romney. WKSU’s Mark Urycki reports that the governor’s talk about “binders of women” has turned into a get-out-the vote tool in Ohio.

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Mitt Romney’s discussion of job applicants turned into a website overnight that jokes about the objectification of women.  Republicans have posted their own photos of an empty binder as a symbol of President Obama’s economic plan.  Then there’s the photo of Bill Clinton saying, “I want to hear more about this binder.”   And of Hillary Clinton texting “Mitt Romney still uses binders?” 

But there’s a serious fight behind the jokes.

Women make up 55 percent of the electorate and both parties want their vote.

 Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor is traveling through Holmes, Tuscarawas and three other Ohio counties on a Commit to Mitt tour bus that asks women to vote early – and Republican. The native of Green has argued that Mr. Obama has caused high jobless rates among women.  Meanwhile five Democratic Summit County women – all county office holders -- held a Women 2012 rally holding a binder as a prop.   County Councilman Paula Prentice, a former teacher, said the president offers a better deal for women.

“For years- nine years to be exact- I made less money than my male counterparts for doing the same work.  Romney refuses to stand up for pay check fairness and would have refused to sign the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.” 

Prentice and the Democrats are also urging women to vote early.  

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