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Will Shutdown Land Ohio Congressmen on the Hot Seat in 2014?
COLUMBUS (Chris Vanocur/Ken Hines) -- Could the recent government shutdown cost a quarter of Ohio's congressmen their jobs?
According to one of the country's most popular websites, the answer is yes.
The Huffington Post -- one of the 100 most popular websites in the world -- recently listed 37 congressmen that could be in danger of losing their jobs. Four of those included on the list are from Ohio.
With voters still angry about the government shutdown, could these four Buckeye State lawmakers -- Steven Chabot, Michael Turner, Steven Stivers, and James Renacci -- be shown the door?
While Chabot won the state's First District seat handily in 2012, Mitt Romney did not. That, according to the Huffington Post, could make Chabot vulnerable.
District 10 Republican Congressman Michael Turner may face the same problem. He won his district by a large margin in the last election, but again, Romney did not.
The same goes for 15th District GOP Rep. Steven Stivers, who won big in 2012, while Romney won just 51.9% of the vote.
Finally, Ohio's 16th District Representative, James Renacci, won his race by the smallest margin of the four in 2012, pulling in 52 percent of the vote, which was even less than Romney claimed.
This gang of four is important because, if just 17 congressional seats change hands in 2014, the Democrats would gain control of Congress.
The 2014 elections are about a year away.