Ohio: Focus on the Economy

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Our special pre-inaugural broadcast continues live from Columbus in Ohio, where many say the presidential election was decided. The state, hard-hit by an economic recession, is still seeking ways to recover. Jobs and the economy were issues that drove Ohio voters to the polls in November to give President Bush his victory. So what do they expect the president to do now?


Mark Schweitzer, assistant Vice President and Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland; focuses on the Regional economy

Karen Holbrook, president, Ohio State University

Rep. Tom Sawyer (D-OH), former state legislator, former mayor of Akron, 16-year member of Congress

Rep. Michael Oxley (R-OH), represents fourth District of Ohio; member of House Financial Services Committee



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