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Governor: Ohio Could Lose 2 Congressional Seats

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland says the state is in "great danger" of losing two congressional seats after the 2010 Census is completed.

Strickland said Thursday he believes Ohio will certainly lose one member in the U.S. House and chances are strong that it could be two.

Ohio was on the brink of losing a representative after the 2000 Census and has since seen its population grow only modestly while many other states have seen much larger gains.

Strickland signed an executive order Thursday establishing the Ohio complete count committee to raise awareness of the upcoming Census.

The Governor said it's vital that every resident is counted so the state doesn't miss out on federal aid or lose more than one representative.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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