Ohio 15th District Election 2010: Rep. Mary Kilroy in uphill reelection battle against Steve Stivers

Washington Post Staff
Monday, October 18, 2010; 3:23 PM

Ohio's 15th District has become the scene of an uphill struggle for incumbent Democrat Rep. Mary Kilroy against a strong GOP challenge from Steve Stivers. While she has held the seat since 2008 strong fundraising from Stivers' campaign has dented her chances of reelection.

As WhoRunsGov explains:

Just seven months after conceding defeat to Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy (D-Ohio) in the 2008 House race, Stivers announced he would challenge her again in 2010.

Stivers lost the 2008 election by just 2,312 votes, foiled both by presidential candidate Barack Obama's presence on the ballot as well the loss of support to a third party candidate supported by anti-abortion voters. Stivers prospects look rosier in 2010 with a battered economy in the tossup district where voters have soured on Democratic policies such as health-care reform that Kilroy favored.

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