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Wulsin Hopes the Third Time’s a Charm in 2nd

Victoria Wulsin (D) on Monday officially declared her desire for a rematch with Rep. Jean Schmidt (R) in 2008.

Wulsin narrowly lost to Schmidt, 51 percent to 49 percent, in the Republican-leaning 2nd district despite being outspent by almost $1 million last year.

Wulsin, a physician, also sought the Democratic nomination in the 2005 special election, losing the special primary to Iraq War veteran Paul Hackett, who became a national sensation by losing narrowly to Schmidt.

Although Schmidt has not solidified her hold on the Cincinnati-area district, 2008 will be her first run for the seat in a presidential election year, and given the district’s Republican leanings, that could help her.

— Nicole Duran

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