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US mid-terms panel: Suzi Savino

Suzi Savino
Name: Suzi Savino
Age: 67
Lives: Westlake, Ohio
Works: Real estate agent
Voting intention: Democrat
In 10 words or less:
"Inquisitive voter, mother of four, grandmother of eight"

Not since Nixon have I been so angry with an American president. And I am not the only one.

People in Ohio and across the US are tired and angry with the Bush administration and this is going to have a huge impact on these elections.

There is a tight race here between Republican Senator Mike DeWine and Democratic candidate Sherrod Brown.

In this race, Brown will definitely be getting my vote.

As for the Congressional races, I will be voting for Dennis Kucinich, who is running for re-election in my district - Ohio's 10th district.

Politics and the right to exercise one's vote suddenly seem more important now because of the decisions that have been made by the Bush administration.

We are losing our rights under the Patriot Act. Our phones can be tapped and we can be detained without charge.

Also, the economy is suffering, especially in this area of Ohio.

I work in real estate and my business is being affected. I can really see a visible difference in the economy now.

The housing market has taken a downturn and there are more foreclosures on people's homes.

As a result, people here are angry and are starting to wake up to the fact that they need to get out there and vote.

There are other areas of the US that are doing even worse than us. We are close to Michigan here and they are having serious difficulties with job cuts.

Another important concern is whether our votes will count at all.

Previous controversies over voting machines in this state have left some people wary about whether their votes will be counted or whether they will go to the right candidate.

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