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Ohio’s Rise in the U.S. House

It’s sounds a little crazy, but come next January the partisan advantage in the Ohio congressional delegation may switch from 10-8 Dems to 13- 5 GOP.

 I wrote that in February in a post about why Bill Johnson can beat Charlie Wilson.

Come January, Ohio’s congressional delegation will be 13-5 GOP.

And Ohio will have its first Speaker of the House since Nicholas Longworth presided from 1925-1931.

But one higher profile member of the delegation is one from my hometown district – the 12th. Pat Tiberi.

From the Dispatch:

On Monday, Republican Rep. Pat Tiberi of Genoa Township was a backbencher in the U.S. House and a relatively junior member of the Ohio congressional delegation.

When the 112th Congress convenes in January, Tiberi will enter the Capitol as a member of the inner circle of presumptive House Speaker John Boehner and likely will become a powerful subcommittee chairman on the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee.


“I haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about it, but it is certainly not lost on me the position Ohio will be in, that I will be in, and being close to the speaker of the House, that doesn’t happen to just anybody and everybody in their lifetime,” Tiberi said.

 Indeed. And it’s no surprise that Tiberi gets it. It’s great to win, but what matters is what you do with it. 

We’ll be watching.

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