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edfern confirmed that former one-term Rep. John Boccieri (D) is “very interested in running for Congress” — perhaps in the 6th, 7th or 16th district. Boccieri’s home of Stark County includes territory close to or inside all three districts.
Former Rep. Zack Space (D) is also looking at the 6th, 7th or 16th districts, Redfern said.
But one former Democratic Member will likely not be coming back in 2012. After former Rep. Steve Driehaus lost the Cincinnati-based 1st district seat to now-Rep. Steve Chabot (R) last year, he moved his family to Africa to work with the Peace Corps on a multiyear assignment.
An email request seeking comment from Driehaus was not returned Monday.