Former OSU Star Anthony Gonzalez Makes Transition from Football to Politics

In his first run for public office, former Ohio State University and Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez carried the ball across the goal line. Gonzalez, a football star at St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland, won a seat in Congress Tuesday night and will represent Ohio’s 16th Congressional District…

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Ohio GOP: Success in Thumping Dems in State This Year Rooted in 2012 ‘Painful Defeat’ to Obama

Ohio Republican Party Chairwoman Jane Timken credited President Trump’s visit with helping push Mike DeWine over the top in a hard-fought gubernatorial race Tuesday but the party’s vaunted “ground game” sure didn’t hurt. An army of volunteers and paid staff worked as hard in 2018 as they did in 2016 when Trump…

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New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu Among Lone Republicans Left Standing

The blue wave made its way through New Hampshire Tuesday night when both U.S. House seats went to Democrats as well as both houses of the state legislature. Neither of the state’s U.S. senators, both Democrats, were up for reelection this year. The results left incumbent Gov. Chris Sununu (R-NH) among the…

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President Trump Touts DeWine’s Victory over Cordray During Wild Press Conference

President Donald Trump mentioned Ohio twice during a marathon post-election press conference at the White House Wednesday and praised Republicans for their victories in the state. The final question during the more than two-hour session was about suburban women “rejecting” his message in Tuesday’s election, but Trump responded by touting…

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Democrat Sherrod Brown Holds On to U.S. Senate Seat With Easy Win Over Jim Renacci

Democrat Sherrod Brown will remain Ohio’s senior U.S. senator. Brown coasted to reelection to a third term over his Republican opponent, Jim Renacci, Tuesday night. The polls closed at 7:30 p.m. and by 8:13 all the major networks called the race for Brown. With nearly 2.2 million votes cast, Brown had tallied…

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Final Poll Shows Jim Renacci Surging into Lead Over Sherrod Brown

A new poll by the Ohio TEA Party affiliate We the People Convention, found Republican Jim Renacci has pulled ahead of incumbent Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) in the race for U.S. Senate. Renacci mentioned the poll, which shows him up 52.4 to 47.6 percent, during Monday’s rally hosted by President…

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Sen. Rob Portman Credits Jim Renacci for Helping Spur Long-Overdue Worker Wage Increases

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) wants Ohio voters to know that regardless of what his colleague in the U.S. Senate says, it’s not just the rich who are benefiting from President Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Stumping Sunday for fellow Republican Rep. Jim Renacci (R-OH-16), who is seeking to replace…

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RNC Unleashes ‘Final Message’ Urging Ohio Voters to Retire Sherrod Brown

The Republican National Committee sent out a final message to Ohio voters Monday entitled “Sherrod Brown: Wrong for Ohio” that will run on digital platforms throughout the Buckeye State. Voters are urged in the ad to retire Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) on Tuesday from the U.S. Senate. The one-minute ad is part of the Republican…

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Voters Who Support the President on Immigration Will be Watching Key Races in Battleground States Tonight

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    Whether you are out with friends to watch returns or home alone biting your fingernails, here are a few races that will be significant in determining whether President Donald Trump’s immigration message resonated in the final weeks leading up to the midterm elections. First, there is little argument…

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Trump Calls on Ohioans to Vote Republican and Not Let Rich Cordray ‘Drive Your State into Poverty’ at Cleveland Rally

Electricity, excitement, and perhaps a little anxiety filled the air on Election Day Eve along with thousands of people at the IX Center in Cleveland as President Trump held the first of three final campaign rallies for Republicans running in Tuesday’s crucial midterm elections. At stake is control of the…

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Virginia’s 7th District Contest between Rep. Dave Brat and His Democrat Opponent Could Set the Mood for the Night

It will definitely set your mood if you have been a supporter of President Donald Trump and his efforts to control immigration and get that wall built. Incumbent Republican Dave Brat (R-VA-07) is in a statistical dead heat in recent polls with political newcomer Democratic candidate Abigail Spanberger who said…

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Ohio Democrats Bring In John Legend And Eric Holder As ‘Closing Messengers’

Ohio Democrats are pulling out all the stops as the clock ticks down to the final hours before Election Day. On Sunday they brought in Ohio native and Grammy award-winning musician John Legend for a “March to the Polls” rally in Cincinnati on behalf of Aftab Pureval, who is running…

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Biden Gives Campaign-Style Speech In Ohio, Calls Midterms A Battle for the ‘Character of the Nation’

Former Vice President Joe Biden came to Ohio Saturday to campaign for Ohio Democrats just three days before what he said is the “biggest off-year election you’ll ever vote in.” Without ever mentioning President Trump by name, the former vice president accused him of running an immoral government based on…

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Sherrod Brown Still Under 50 Percent in Poll Taken One Week Before Election

A new poll shows that with just days left before the midterm election, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is struggling to convince Ohioans to send him back to the U.S. Senate for a third term. Brown polled 46 percent to Republican challenger Jim Renacci’s 37 percent, according to Gravis Marketing, while a whopping…

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Aftab Pureval Gets Wrist Slap from Ohio Elections Commission Following Six-Hour Hearing

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After a six-hour hearing Thursday on the campaign spending of Democrat congressional candidate Aftab Pureval, the Ohio Elections Commission dismissed all but the most minor infraction, and slapped him with a $100 fine. The most serious allegation, that he used $16,400 donated to his local clerk-of-courts campaign to buy polling…

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Pureval Calls for New Laws Forcing Ohioans to Be More ‘Welcoming’ of Diverse Communities

In a brief debate exchange mostly ignored by the Ohio media, Aftab Pureval went on record Tuesday night in favor of new laws, at the “federal, state and local levels,” that would force Ohioans to be more “welcoming and inclusive.” Ohio communities should should pass laws requiring citizens to “celebrate”…

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Aftab Pureval’s Campaign Manager Resigns After ‘New Information’ Surfaces on Political Dirty Tricks

Democrat Aftab Pureval announced Wednesday that he has accepted the resignations of his campaign manager, Sarah Topy, and an undisclosed number of staff members. Pureval accepted Topy’s resignation Tuesday night based on “new information,” he told The Cincinnati Enquirer. “Our campaign holds itself to the highest standards of professionalism and accountability,” Pureval…

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Jim Renacci Calls Sherrod Brown’s Talking Points on Tax Cuts ‘Inaccurate Scare Tactics’

In his debates with Rep. Jim Renacci (R-OH-16), on the campaign trail, and in op-eds, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has repeatedly hammered the Trump tax cuts as an incentive for corporations to ship jobs overseas. “Under their law, companies earning profits in Hamilton County pay a 21 percent tax rate. But…

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Sherrod Brown Was Delinquent on His Taxes Five Times, Often Paying Them Years Late

Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has spent millions on attack ads that rebuke his opponent for being in the pockets of corporate interests and failing to pay his taxes. The target of those ads, Rep. Jim Renacci (R-OH-16) has called these claims outright lies and “fake news.” But now Renacci is turning…

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New Poll Shows Jim Renacci Closing Gap on Sherrod Brown in Race for U.S. Senate

A new poll out Monday from Emerson College shows Rep. Jim Renacci (R-OH-16) closing the gap on incumbent Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) in their race for the U.S. Senate. The poll shows Brown still with the lead, but by a margin of only six points, 49 to 43 percent,…

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Lindsey Graham, Mike Pence Coming to Ohio This Week to Campaign for Republican Candidates

Two heavy hitters will be coming to Ohio this week to campaign for Republican candidates, underscoring how important Ohio has become to the national GOP strategy to retain the U.S. House and a majority of governorships. Just one week before Election Day, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) will lead a “Get…

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Sherrod Brown, Jim Renacci Spar Over Migrant Caravan and Illegal Immigration in Final Debate

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) may have a 3-to-1 funding advantage over his opponent for re-election to a third term in the U.S. Senate. But in the third and final debate with Rep. Jim Renacci (R-OH-16) Friday night at Miami University, the two seemed evenly matched. Renacci, the son of a…

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Sherrod Brown Voted Against Homeland Security, Wanted ‘Department of Peace’ Instead

From devastating hurricanes and natural disasters to terrorism and breaches in cyber security, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s job is to protect the homeland from all manner of threats and keep Americans safe. The department was created in the aftermath of 9/11, when Islamic terrorists killed nearly 3,000 Americans in coordinated attacks…

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Money from Wealthy Democrats Pours into Aftab Pureval Coffers from Outside Ohio

One of Aftab Pureval’s primary focus points in his campaign to upend Republican Congressman Steve Chabot and turn Ohio’s first congressional district seat blue, is that Chabot is beholden to “special interests.” Pureval has used that barb in his ads and in both debates so far with Chabot, including the most…

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Aftab Pureval Taken to Task in New TV Ad for His Support of Tax Hikes on Middle Class

A new ad released Wednesday blisters Democrat Aftab Pureval for his support of repealing the Trump tax cuts and what that would mean for middle-class Ohio families. The message is a simple one – Pureval “would take us backward” to the lackluster economic times of former President Barack Obama. The…

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Steve Chabot at Debate: ‘I’m a Work Horse Kind of Guy…He’s a Show Horse’

Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH-1) and his Democrat opponent, Aftab Pureval, went at each other fast and furious in Cincinnati Wednesday night in a no-holds-barred slug fest that made the first debate look like a picnic in the park. Judging by the tone of the debate, hosted by WCPO Channel 9,…

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Sherrod Brown Claimed ‘There Is No War on Coal,’ But Jim Renacci Says Incumbent Democrat is No Man of the People

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) wears a canary pin on his lapel as a gesture of support for Ohio coal miners. When his political opponents accused him of siding with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in an attempt to bankrupt coal companies, Brown denied it. “There is no war on coal,…

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Jim Renacci Backs President Trump on Use of Military to Block Migrant Caravan at Border

With a migrant caravan of 5,000-plus Central Americans moving steadily north toward the U.S.-Mexico border, and news Monday of a second caravan of at least 1,000 now joining ranks, Ohio’s U.S. Senate candidate Jim Renacci says President Trump is justified in threatening to call out the military to guard the…

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Ohio Shows Biggest Year-Over-Year Jobs Increase in Two Decades

If the old adage remains true that Americans vote according to pocketbook issues and that, as an aide to former President Bill Clinton once said, it’s “the economy, stupid” that gets voters’ attention, then Ohio should experience another red wave in the Nov. 6 midterm elections. Ohio and Pennsylvania –…

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Jim Renacci Pledges to ‘Put Ohio First’ at Debate, Says Sherrod Brown Has Become Washington Insider

In Ohio’s second U.S. Senate debate Saturday night GOP candidate Jim Renacci promised to “put Ohio first” while accusing his opponent of caving to Washington special interests. Renacci is the Republican congressman from Wadsworth trying to knock off two-term incumbent U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH). “In 1997, a United States’ congressman (Brown) said the…

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Challenger Renacci Highlights Senator Sherrod Brown’s Four-Decades as a Career Politician and ‘Arrogant Lawmaker’

When the subject of career politicians came up at Sunday night’s senatorial debate in Cleveland, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) sidestepped the issue. His opponent, Congressman Jim Renacci (R-OH-16), repeatedly pummeled the senior senator from Ohio on that one issue. On gun rights, immigration, healthcare, the environment, or Ohio’s economic progress,…

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Democrat Betsy Rader’s False Planned Parenthood Talking Points Go Unchallenged in Cleveland Media

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Betsy Rader, the Democrat candidate for Ohio’s 14th congressional seat held by Rep. Dave Joyce (R-14), is a big proponent of federally funded abortion on demand. That’s no secret. But in an interview with Cleveland.com Thursday, she furthered a favorite leftist misdirection about Planned Parenthood, one of the patron saints…

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Aftab Pureval Claims to Have Run ‘Positive’ Campaign But Steve Chabot Calls Him Out

Democrat Aftab Pureval said in his first congressional debate Tuesday night that he’s “run a positive, optimistic campaign.” “Unfortunately my opponent disagrees; he’s committed to a campaign of smears and outright lies,” Pureval said of his opponent, incumbent Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH-1). “We have to ask ourselves why?” But that…

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Union Leaders Backing Sherrod Brown Just ‘Empty PR Stunts’

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) bragged at a recent senatorial debate that he had the full support of Ohio’s labor unions and law enforcement community. But that may be a stretch. Detective Steve Loomis, former president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, penned an op-ed in the Lima News calling out Brown for…

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Sherrod Brown Fled the Building after U.S. Senate Debate, Jim Renacci Stayed to Answer Questions from Reporters

After last night’s U.S. Senate debate in Cleveland, both candidates were given the opportunity to answer media questions and to expand on or clarify any issues that came up during the debate. Jim Renacci stood and answered questions from reporters for an additional 12 minutes. Sherrod Brown fled the building, refusing to…

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‘Spartacus’ Arrives in Ohio to Campaign for Sherrod Brown and Richard Cordray

Ohio was on the lookout for a Spartacus sighting Friday night, possibly continuing into today. Not anything approaching the real one, of course, but the one who claimed that title for himself last month in the U.S. Senate – Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ). Booker came to the Buckeye State to campaign…

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Donald Trump Jr. Says Lebanon, Ohio Is A City ‘Rising Like Never Before’ Thanks to Tax Cuts and Fair Trade

When President Trump came to Lebanon, Ohio, Friday night for a Make America Great Again rally, he visited a city “rising like never before,” his son, Donald Trump Jr., said in an op-ed for The Cincinnati Enquirer. Trump Jr. said in his op-ed published before his father’s arrival in Lebanon…

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New Renacci Ad Takes Sherrod Brown to Task Over His Treatment of Justice Kavanaugh

Congressman Jim Renacci (R-OH-16) released a new TV ad Thursday titled “Washington at its Worst” that he hopes will propel him into striking distance of his opponent in the race for the U.S. Senate. Incumbent Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), who has been in elected office for 40 years, the last 25…

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Senate Candidates Jim Renacci, Sherrod Brown Agree to Three Debates in October

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U.S. Senate candidates Jim Renacci and Sherrod Brown have agreed to participate in three debates in October. The first will be hosted at the Idea Center in Cleveland and sponsored by the Ohio Debate Commission on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. The second debate will be moderated by NBC 4 in…

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Ohio GOP: Democrats Inviting ‘California Kamala’ to Stump in Ohio Shows They Remain ‘Out of Touch’

In what may be a dress rehearsal for a 2020 presidential run, the U.S. Senate’s chief Kavanaugh inquisitor Kamala Harris has come to Ohio and is talking about translating Democrat anger over the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation into votes on Nov. 6. Angry Democrats need to channel that emotion into voting…

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Aftab Pureval Dodges Question: Who Instructed Elections Official to Redact Memo Line on Questionable Campaign Check?

Democrat congressional candidate Aftab Pureval was called out by ABC Channel 9’s Tanya O’Rourke for refusing to answer her questions about his campaign’s alleged illegal expenditures. Watch the clip from Sunday’s This Week in Cincinnati below. Pureval evaded a direct question when asked who was responsible for instructing elections officials to…

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New Ad Asks Question About Richard Cordray: Has He Ever Really ‘Cared’ About Women?

“Dear Richard Cordray,” the ad begins. “We care…” By the time the ad concludes listeners hear that Cordray, the Democrat candidate for Ohio governor, not only doesn’t care about women. He doesn’t respect them. The new ad comes compliments of the Republican Governors Association, hitting Cordray right at the core…

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GOP Senate Nominee Jim Renacci Applauds Kavanaugh Confirmation as Sherrod Brown Boasts of His ‘No’ Vote

Congressman Jim Renacci (R-OH-16), who is running for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown, issued a statement Saturday applauding the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. I’m pleased the Senate has confirmed Brett Kavanaugh. He is a thoughtful jurist with a proven respect…

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Sherrod Brown Cancels Staged Event After Environmentalists Show Up with Protest Signs

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has a new name among his political opponents. “Chicken.” Brown “chickened out,” according to his opponent in the U.S. Senate race, by canceling a press conference Wednesday after he discovered it wouldn’t go off as planned. “The re-election campaign for U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown canceled a news…

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New Federal Complaint Filed Against Aftab Pureval Campaign

Aftab Pureval’s legal woes continue to mount. Already the subject of an investigation into his campaign finance activities by the Ohio Election Commission, he is now the focus of a new complaint filed with the Federal Elections Commission. The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, or FACT, filed a complaint…

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Ohio GOP Files Complaint Alleging Sherrod Brown Received Illegal Campaign Contribution from Whirlpool

The Ohio Republican Party filed a complaint Monday with the Federal Election Commission, reporting an alleged violation of the Federal Election Campaign Act, also called FECA, by Sen. Sherrod Brown’s campaign committee. In a recently launched television ad, Brown (D-OH) appears with Whirlpool Corp. employees, who are wearing the Whirlpool logo, standing in…

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‘I Believe Her’: Ohio’s Democrat Candidates in Lock-Step with Feinstein-Schumer Attempt to Smear Judge Kavanaugh

Ohio’s Democrat candidates running in the 2018 midterm election are going all in with their party’s obstruction of Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court and the unsubstantiated attacks against his character. Sherrod Brown, Richard Cordray, Theresa Gasper, Aftab Pureval — they’re all taking the cue from their party…

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Democrat Congressional Candidate Gasper Asked to Apologize for ‘Cavalier’ Statement About ‘Blowing Up’ Wright-Patterson Air Base

Democrat congressional candidate Theresa Gasper was asked to apologize after her words about an important Ohio military base sparked controversy on the campaign trail. Theresa Gasper, who is running against Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH-10), was caught on video last week making a dubious comment about Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton.…

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Ohio Elections Commission Votes 6-1 to Launch Full Investigation Into Aftab Pureval’s Campaign Spending

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It was another bleak turn of events Thursday for Aftab Pureval, the one-time wonderboy of the Democrat Party who has been pulling in donations from Democrats nationwide. The Ohio Elections Commission voted 6-1 Thursday in favor of launching a full investigation into Pureval for allegedly using his county-clerk campaign funds to pay for federal…

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Jim Renacci Issues Statement Opposing Ohio’s ‘Issue 1’ Ballot Proposal

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Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Jim Renacci issued a statement Wednesday saying he opposes Issue 1, a constitutional amendment that would significantly reduce criminal penalties for drug possession. Renacci (R-OH-16) has made solving Ohio’s opioid-addiction crisis a priority of his campaign for the U.S. Senate. He is running against two-term incumbent Sen.…

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