Ohio as a GOP Presidential Battleground

This week, WOSU Public Media’s “Columbus on the Record” panelists discuss how would Republican presidential candidates fare in Ohio, which might again turn into a key battleground.

Other topics: State data reviewed by the Associated Press that show eight in 10 unionized government workers in Ohio would pay more toward their health insurance premiums if voters retain a new collective bargaining law (Issue 2) in November; Republicans struggle with “Heartbeat” abortion bill; Ohio’s energy future; and the ongoing OSU football investigation.


  • Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio/TV)
  • William Hershey (Dayton Daily News)
  • Terry Casey (Republican Strategist)
  • Sandy Theis (Democratic Strategist)

Read More:

  • Most Ohio union workers are affected by insurance rule (AP)
  • Senate President Tom Niehaus “distressed” over split on abortion bill (Cincinnati.com)
  • “We are the poster child for compliance” – E. Gordon Gee (The Columbus Dispatch)
  •  Ohio looking like key state – again – in 2012 presidential election (The Plain Dealer)

Segments On This Episode (on YouTube)

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How Would Republican Presidential Candidates Fare in Ohio?

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Senate Bill Five's Impact On Public Workers' Insurance Costs

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Ohio's Heartbill Bill Divides Republicans

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Ohio's Energy Future

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The Ongoing OSU Football Issues

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