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August 21, 2008

Kilroy shows off her softer side

Ohio Congressional candidate Mary Jo Kilroy (D) is showing off her softer side in her first campaign advertisement.

The ad features her two daughters talking about their mother’s life story, and it focuses on her local activism. It’s designed to portray her as a more likable candidate after a hard-fought 2006 campaign left her with high negative ratings.

Kilroy is facing GOP state senator Steve Stivers in the race to replace retiring Rep. Deborah Pryce (R-Ohio). Kilroy nearly defeated Pryce in 2006, while Stivers has been touted as one of the Republicans’ leading recruits. Polls have shown the race in the Columbus area highly competitive.