Hiram College professor Jason Johnson was quoted in the Akron Beacon Journal about the threat posed to Representatives Dennis Kucinich, Betty Sutton and other Northeast Ohio Democrats following the loss of two Congressional seats in the 2010 Census.
If Republicans are aggressive, they might decide to combine Sutton’s and Kucinich’s districts, said Jason Johnson, a political science professor at Hiram College.
Kucinich might not “play that well” in Sutton’s district, and voters in Kucinich’s district might not be that familiar with Sutton, Johnson said.
“They would have a chance of knocking out her or him,” he said. “She’s more likely to get knocked out. This would drag him away from Cleveland and give him less of a platform.”
Johnson predicts the GOP will focus on Northeast Ohio — and the districts Sutton, Kucinich, Tim Ryan and Marcia Fudge hold — because this area is “solidly blue.”
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