Ohio - U.S. House, District 15

as of October 8

The Candidates

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Mary Jo Kilroy

  • Democrat (Incumbent)
  • Birthdate: April 30, 1949
  • Residence: Clintonville, OH

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Steve Stivers

  • Republican
  • Birthdate: March 24, 1965
  • Residence: Columbus, OH

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Previous Results

    Ohio U.S. House (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Mary Jo Kilroy DEM 139,584 45.9%
    Steve Stivers REP 137,272 45.2%
    Mark Noble LIB 14,061 4.6%
    Don Eckhart IND 12,915 4.3%

    U.S. President: Ohio (2008)

    Data reflect statewide results.
    Candidate Party Votes %
    Barack Obama DEM 2,940,047 51.5%
    John McCain REP 2,677,820 46.9%
    Ralph Nader IND 42,337 0.7%
    Bob Barr LIB 19,917 0.3%
    Chuck Baldwin CON 12,565 0.2%
    Cynthia McKinney GRE 8,518 0.1%
    Richard Duncan IND 3,905 0.1%
    Brian Moore SOC 2,735 0%

    district Election Profile

Source: Associated Press

Recent Analysis

Oct 8, 2010

New Cook Political Report Rating

Lean-R (was Toss-up)

    Sep 24, 2010

    New CQ - Roll Call Rating

    Lean-R (was Toss-up)

      Sep 9, 2010

      Kilroy, Stivers Duke It Out In Rematch

      This is a rematch of a close 2008 race. The district, centered around Columbus, has long been in Republican hands, but in recent years the GOP support was tenuous. That ended in '08, when Deborah Pryce (R) retired and Mary Jo Kilroy beat Steve Stivers by 2,000-plus votes. Stivers never stopped running and is thought to have the lead in the rematch. Kilroy's case was hurt by a report alleging that she was among a handful of Democratic incumbents close to being abandoned by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee because of her precarious electoral position. -Ken Rudin

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