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Ohio gov. points to character contrast in campaign

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland is seeking to paint a contrast in character between himself and Republican rival John Kasich heading into the final stretch of the race.

At a campaign event Monday, the Democratic incumbent said that if re-elected, he can provide "stable, mature" leadership during a hard time for Ohio. Strickland calls Kasich's proposals reckless, radical and "well outside the mainstream."

The first-term governor turned up his verbal attacks on Kasich as he fights a lack of major-paper endorsements and a deficit in the polls.

Kasich and his running mate continued statewide campaign stops Monday in which they planned to emphasize what they call Strickland's economic failures.

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