Democrats eyeing opportunities for general election in 2016

By Lee Morrison

TimesReporter.com staff writer

Although the Nov. 3 general election isn’t far away, much of the talk among Democratic Party leaders Wednesday focused on gearing up for victory in next year’s election.

“Every county in Ohio has to be firing on all cylinders if we’re going to be successful in 2016,” said state Rep. David J. Leland, D-District 22, who served as chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party from 1995 to 2002.

“Tuscarawas County has a great tradition of being a strong part of the Democratic Party family. I know how important Tuscarawas County is to the success of the Democratic Party statewide.”

Leland said he was “very excited about the opportunity” to speak to the roughly 80 people attending a county Democratic Party banquet in the Elks club in Uhrichsville. He was joined by Frances Strickland, wife of former Congressman and Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, who is running for the United States Senate.

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