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Ohio 16th District

Open Seat (R)


John Boccieri

John Boccieri (D)

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Kirk Schuring

Kirk Schuring (R)

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Ohio Snapshot

RCP House Ranking: Leans Dem

Presidential Race: Obama (D) vs. McCain (R)
House Races:
OH-1 | OH-2 | OH-15 | OH-16

Sen | Gov | OH-1 | OH-2 | OH-15 | OH-18

2004 President: Kerry (D) vs. Bush (R)

Polling Data

PollDateSampleBoccieri (D)Schuring (R)Spread
Daily Kos/R20009/30 - 10/1LV4838Boccieri +10
SurveyUSA9/19 - 9/21--4941Boccieri +8

Race Summary

After 36 years in office, Rep. Ralph Regula’s retirement could mean the end of Republican rule of the Canton-based district. While the seat leans Republican, the well-financed and highly-touted moderate state Sen. John Boccieri is well-positioned against fellow state Sen. Kirk Schuring.

Previous Election Results

2006: Regula (R) 58, Shaw (D) 42
2004: Regula (R) 67, Seemann (D) 33
2002: Regula (R) 69, Rice (D) 31

2004: Bush (R) 54, Kerry (D) 46
2000: Bush (R) 53, Gore (D) 42