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Ohio Dems hope to take control of House


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKOW) -- Democrats in Ohio are hoping to take control of the state House next year.

Unionized teachers, local government officials and veterans are among public workers running for office following their successful union law repeal campaign. 

In November, voters in Ohio overwhelmingly rejected a collective bargaining overhaul led by Gov. John Kasich and fellow Republicans. The law would have limited bargaining rights of more than 350,000 teachers, police, firefighters, and other government employees.

Ohio voters can't spur a gubernatorial recall like Wisconsin, so Democrats feel taking over the Republican-dominated House is the next best political way to keep their bargaining rights.

House Republicans say they're working on ways to fix problems they say Democrats created when in charge, like an $8 billion budget deficit.

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