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Cincinnati & Toledo citizens vote for more of the same

Despite years of increasing violent crime rates and a erosion of Second Amendment rights, the small percentage of voters who turned out for non-partisan mayoral primaries in Toledo and Cincinnati have voted for more of the same.

In Cincinnati, Republican Councilman Charlie Winburn's battle to reverse 30 years of a Democrat hold on the mayor's seat came up short, despite endorsements from former New York Mayor Rudy Guilinai and the local Fraternal Order of Police.

Anti-gun state Sen. Mark L. Mallory and Democrat City Councilman David Pepper were chosen among seven candidates to face each other this November.

Tattered and torn from scandal related to former Republican county chairwoman Bernadette Noe's husband, and despite a three-way split among Democratic opponents, the Lucas County GOP was unable to bring its voters out to vote for the party's only candidate, Councilman Rob Ludeman.

Former anti-gun mayor Carty Finkbeiner and current anti-gun mayor Jack Ford will face off in the November election. Initial reports said only about 14% of voters bothered to come to the polls in Toledo to vote in Tuesday's runoff.

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