Elyria couple undecided in presidential race

ELYRIA, Ohio - Tim Oldani of Elyria says he's "at a loss."  The Marine combat veteran, husband, and new dad will definitely vote in this year's presidential election, but so far, neither he or his wife, Rebecca, is sure which candidate will get their vote.

"There hasn't been that much emphasis on what are we doing for the American citizens," he said, "what are we doing to fix the majority concerns."

 The Oldanis have a lot of company. According to recent polls, between 4 percent and 5 percent of American voters are undecided.

"I need to know that I'm going to have, in the future to come, an economy that I can thrive in and have sustainable employment," Oldani said.  "I don't want to have to worry about the housing market collapsing or getting any worse.  I don't want to have to worry about being able to get a loan in the future because the rates are so tight because of the nature and stability of the economy period.  And I want to know that we have the ability to flourish as individuals."

In addition to being employed as an outreach worker,  Tim Oldani is in his last year of college at Baldwin-Wallace and plans to go on to graduate school. 

Rebecca works as a stay at home mom and among her concerns is that American rights, such as gun laws, be protected. 

Both Tim and Rebecca are completely turned off by the political attack ads. They hope the conventions will help shine a brighter light on the candidates.

"At least there might be a less murky, more clear image in your mind of who you think you might want to vote for," Tim said.

NewsChannel5 and Newsnet5.com will keep checking with the Oldanis throughout the remainder of this campaign season as they make their decision.

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