WOSU News Archives For October 2004

Students try to get their peers to the polls

12:00AM
October
28, 2004

Young people and college students aren’t traditionally a very powerful voting block. But with the intense focus on Ohio this presidential election season, student leaders at Ohio state are trying to mobilize their peers.

Ohio undecideds start to decide

12:00AM
October
27, 2004

For the first presidential debate on September 30th, WOSU news asked some undecided voters to watch and react to the performances of President George Bush and Senator John Kerry. After the debate, the voters said they were still undecided. Now, with less than a week to go before the election, WOSU’s Mike Thompson asks those voters if they have made up their minds.

Bush twins rally student voters

12:00AM
October
27, 2004

President Bush is scheduled to campaign today in Youngstown and Findlay. Yesterday his twin daughters were on the stump at Ohio State University.

Columbus Schools ask voters for operations funding

12:00AM
October
25, 2004

Statewide hundreds of school districts are taking their funding needs to the voters in the form of levies and bonds. The Columbus Public Schools are seeking approval of an operating levy that would raise 62-million-dollars a year. District officials say they haven’t asked voters for an operating levy since 1996.

Vietnam Swiftboat Veteran campaigns in Columbus for Kerry

12:00AM
October
22, 2004

A Vietnam veteran who served with Senator John Kerry on a swiftboat was in Columbus Friday to campaign for the democratic nominee for president.

In Columbus speech, Kerry promotes science

12:00AM
October
21, 2004

John Kerry says President Bush has “turned his back” on science and innovation that could mean better lives and jobs for millions of Americans.

Local campaigns fight for limited TV ad space.

12:00AM
October
20, 2004

If you’ve watched any television lately, you’ve seen them – an endless stream of political ads. President Bush, John Kerry and other groups are buying up ad time by the truck load. But all the presidential ads are threatening to squeeze out local campaigns.

Cheney campaign bus stops in Central Ohio

12:00AM
October
19, 2004

John Kerry is scheduled to appear at a rally in Dayton tonight. Vice President Dick Cheney is also campaigning in Ohio today on a 3-city bus tour. And he’s on the attack.

Kerry, in Ohio attacks Bush Social Security plan

12:00AM
October
18, 2004

Wrapping up a weekend-long campaign swing through Ohio, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry accused President Bush Sunday of planning a surprise second-term effort to privatize Social Security.

Officials plan for possible election day security alerts

12:00AM
October
15, 2004

The National Association of Secretaries of State has issued a planning guide, encouraging local elections officials nationwide to come up with contingencies if the homeland security threat level increases prior to or on Election Day.