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How Rep. Steve Austria Became a Sacrificial Republican

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Rep. Steve Austria's seat was eliminated by Ohio's Legislature, which was tasked with cutting two seats as it redrew the state's lines.

“Putting two Members together in another region of the state merely because they are freshman that results in an overall worse map for Republicans in the state is simply not the right thing to do. Boehner is not happy about this but it is the tough decision that is the right thing for Republicans in the next decade,” Whatman wrote.

 Shira Toeplitz contributed to this report.

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