Ohio is a perennial presidential battleground state, and Republicans are acutely aware of this as they host their party's national convention there this week.
So are Democrats. Hillary Clinton and her super PAC allies have run more than 8,500 television ads there since June 8, according to a Center for Public Integrity review of data provided by ad tracking firm Kantar Media/CMAG. That's an average of about one ad every six minutes since Clinton clinched her party's presidential nomination.
With the exception of Florida, no other state has seen so many ads since the primaries ended.
Democratic state Sen. Capri Cafaro, who represents an area of northeastern Ohio outside of Cleveland, is concerned that Republican nominee Donald Trump is more appealing to Rust Belt voters than Clinton is. An average of recent polls in the state helps support this notion: it currently gives Clinton less than a two-point lead over Trump.
The Center for Public Integrity recently caught up with Cafaro to talk about her qualms about Clinton, why Trump is winning over many Ohioans and the role of super PACs in the 2016 election.
This interview has been edited for length and clarity.