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Ohio Reps. to Share Biden-Driven Bucks

Ohio Democratic Reps. John Boccieri and Zack Space, both targets of comeback-minded Republican strategists in the 2010 election, will be raising money jointly later this month.

The Ohio Victory Fund was recently organized with the Federal Election Commission as a joint fundraising committee that will divide its receipts among the Boccieri and Space campaigns.

The committee was set up to accommodate contributions linked to a Boccieri-Space fundraising event later this month that will be headlined by Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. The Cleveland Plain Dealer said that the fundraiser will be held Oct. 26 in Cleveland, which is north of Boccieri’s Canton-based 16th and Space’s mostly rural 18th in east-central and south-central Ohio.

Boccieri is seeking a second term and Space is seeking a third term. Both men easily won their 2008 races and are among the 49 House Democrats who were elected or re-elected in districts last year that also voted for Republican presidential nominee John McCain.

— Greg Giroux