Buckeye State played a huge role
"During the Civil War, more than 300,000 Ohioans served in the Union Army -- more per capita than any other state."
Claim in step with Statehouse lore
Abraham Lincoln "visited and some say even danced in (the Ohio Senate) chamber."
This Founding Father was mistrustful of great wealth
"Ben Franklin once quipped that only two things in life were certain: death and taxes. I think even he didn't envision that the tax man would visit on the day of your death."
We can pick 'em, but we don't often decide the winner
"Since 1904, the Ohio victor has won the presidency 25 out of 27 times "
Longest and still counting
"The War in Afghanistan is officially the longest war Americans have ever been asked to endure."
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