Ohio Governor Candidates Outline Economic Plans

Oct 5, 2006

Republican Ken Blackwell and Democrat Ted Strickland wrangled over the economy in the third debate in the governor's race. They argued last night over whether deep tax cuts would boost the state's economy or help the wealthy.

Blackwell says he offers innovative changes as opposed to Strickland's "therapeutic tinkering." Strickland responded by saying he was more concerned with addressing the state's problems than with name calling. He says Ohio needs a change after 16 years of Republican control.

The winner of the November Seventh election will inherit a state that ranks 47th overall in job creation. The governor's race is drawing national attention because the winner's party will carry an edge into the 2008 presidential election.