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Backers of overhaul of Ohio map say they can sway undecideds
Opponents say it's a bad constitutional amendment
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


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The group that wants to change the way Ohio’s congressional and legislative maps are drawn is airing its first ads statewide. Opponents have had their ads on the air for weeks and most polls show Issue 2 is losing.

But a spokesman for proponents, Brian Rothenberg, says the issue has more undecided voters than any other issue or race in the state, and his group has a strong case to make

ROTHENBERG: Undecideds still in swing

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“And now we are going toe to toe with these folks. And when you look at the fact that our progressive base, I know the Democratic party has endorsed this in many counties, those folks are ahead on early voting when you look at the presidential election information. It actually says that we might be in a stronger position than anybody thought we were.”

But Carlo LaParo, a spokesman for the group opposing the ballot measure, says the proponent’s ad is deceptive.

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“I think it’s a bit odd that they’d ask voters to make a major change to the Ohio constitution without telling voters what they would change. But that’s not surprising. The more voters hear about this deeply flawed and convoluted proposal, the less they like it. “

LaParo notes most newspapers in the state have written editorials against the amendment. 

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