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Over on Daily Kos, Kos has written up a great in-depth look at the dynamics of the House race in Ohio’s 3rd district, which is where I grew up. Back then our Congressman was Tony Hall, who is really one of the most remarkable men I’ve ever seen in politics. How many Midwestern Congressmen do you know who have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize three times?

Now, though, Tony Hall has stepped out of the fray and the GOP used the 2000 redistricting to chop up the 3rd so it would be more Republican-friendly, and — surprise, surprise — now the rep from Dayton is Mike Turner, a good little GoOPer. Democrat Jane Mitakides is running all out to send him home, though. Read Kos’ piece for the details.