Eye on redistricting: Kasich leads Ohio governor’s race 

Even as Rasmussen’s latest poll has Ohio’s open-seat Senate race in a 43-43 tie, Republican John Kasich has jumped out to a five-point lead over incumbent Gov. Ted Strickland, D.

Barring any legal changes, Ohio’s legislature and governor will be responsible for drawing the state’s new Congressional Districts next year. Republicans hold a 21-21 majority in the state Senate, and Democrats hold a 53-46 majority in the state House.

The races for secretary of state and auditor will also take on heightened significance this year because those offices, in addition to the governor, appoint members to the commission that will draw the new state legislative district lines for the next decade.

There are pending reforms to Ohio’s redistricting process, but they don’t seem to be doing too well at the moment.

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