Republican To Try Again For Ohio U.S. House Seat

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- A former state senator wants a rematch against the county lawmaker who beat him last year to win a congressional seat from central Ohio.

Republican Steve Stivers announced Tuesday that he plans to run again in Ohio's 15th Congressional District in 2010.

Democrat Mary Jo Kilroy, who was a Franklin County Commissioner in Columbus, defeated Stivers by 2,311 votes, less than 1 percent of the total.

The seat was up for grabs due to the retirement of eight-term republican U.S. Rep. Deborah Pryce.

Stivers is critical of Kilroy's first six months in congress, saying she has supported larger government, more federal spending and big bailouts with taxpayer dollars.

A spokesman for Kilroy did not immediately return a call for comment.

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

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