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State of Ohio (Clermont, Brown, Adams, Hamilton, Butler, Warren, Scioto Counties) November 5, 2002 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
US Representative; District 2

The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area and asked of all candidates for this office.

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1. How would you implement your top priority?

Answer from Rob Portman:

Ensuring the safety of our nation and its citizens must be the top priority of the federal government. As a number of the Select Committee on Homeland Security, I will continue to work on a new and effective Department of Homeland Security. I will work with President Bush to ensure the new Department has the tools and flexibilities needed to protect all of us from the very real threat of terrorism.

Answer from Charles W. Sanders:

I would use the time between election day and the swearing in ceremony to convene a comprehensive economic summit with the local officials in each of the seven Counties in the Second District. We would produce an economic model complete with an action plan which I would craft into trendy legislation in Washington as the basis for new and improved collaborations to spur economic growth in some of our most improverished Counties to raise their respective relative standings.

Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League.  Candidates' statements are presented as submitted. Word limits for answers are 75 words for each question. Direct references to opponents are not permitted.

The order of the candidates is random and changes daily.

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