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Race Remains An Election Wild Card In Ohio

Election 2008

Race Remains An Election Wild Card In Ohio

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With the 2008 presidential election less than a month away, Ohio remains a fiercely contested swing state. Guests and callers weigh in on how race may — or may not — play a role for Ohio voters as they decide between Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain for president.

Guests:

George Packer is a staff writer for the New Yorker magazine, where his article "The Hardest Vote: The Disaffection of Ohio's Working Class" appeared on Oct. 13

Paul Allen Beck is a professor of political science at Ohio State University

John A. Powell is the executive director of The Kirwin Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity

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