Ohio Democratic Delegates Feel Confident Assessing GOP Field

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CINCINNATI (AP) – Some key Ohio Democrats think the colorful chase for the Republican presidential nomination will help them keep the swing state blue in the 2016 election.

An Associated Press survey of the state’s “superdelegates” found most are feeling confident about the Democratic nominee’s chances of carrying their state against the Republican who emerges from the large field. The AP survey shows 12 of the 16 delegates who include officeholders and party insiders support Hillary Rodham Clinton to be Democratic nominee. The other four are uncommitted.

A nationwide AP survey found that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio came up most often as the Republican the party’s superdelegates think would be the strongest opponent. Two Ohio superdelegates mentioned Rubio. None said Ohio Gov. John Kasich, second to Rubio in the nationwide superdelegate survey.