WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican John Kasich ousted
Ohio Democratic Governor Ted Strickland in Tuesday's elections,
winning in a state that has been hit hard by the recession and
will be a major battleground in the 2012 presidential election,
Fox News projected.
Kasich, a former congressman, had slammed Strickland for
his stewardship of the state's economy as governor. Strickland
countered that Kasich was backing policies that he said would
send U.S. jobs overseas.
(Reporting by Jeremy Pelofsky; Editing by Frances Kerry)
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