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Dems Announce Convention Date

Columbus remains a finalist to host the Democratic National Convention beginning July 25, 2016.
January 23, 2015

The democratic party announced today it will hold its national presidential nominating convention the week of July 25th. Columbus is one of three cities being considered to host the event.

Democratic Cincinnati Councilman Seeks Portman’s Senate Seat

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Cincinnati City Council Democrat P. G. Sittenfeld plans to challenge Republican Senator Rob Portman in 2016.
January 22, 2015

A 30-year-old Cincinnati city councilman who says Ohio needs new leaders is launching a 2016 Democratic bid for Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman’s seat in the swing state.

Ohio Wants Inmates’ Lethal Injection Lawsuit Thrown Out

The state wants a court to throw out a lawsuit barring new protections for lethal drug makers.
22, 2015

Ohio is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by four death row inmates who are challenging a new state law that shields the names of companies providing lethal injection drugs.

Infrastructure, Job Training On Senate Democrats’ Agenda

Ohio Democrats announce their legislative agenda.
21, 2015

Democratic state senators are making their pitch for raising Ohio’s minimum wage and ensuring that an expansion of the Medicaid health program remains in place.

Obama In State Of The Union: ‘Turn The Page’ To Brighter Chapter

President Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union address Tuesday night. It included calls for tax increases on the wealthy, education and child care help for the middle class, and a torrent of veto threats for the GOP's own plans.
21, 2015

Republicans find Obama galling, in part, because he seems so blithe in defying them. To them, the historical page that is being turned at this moment is the one with Obama’s face on it.

4 Ohio Inmates Seek To Stop Lethal Injection Law Rules

Four death row inmates who are suing the State over new protections for lethal drug makers want to stop the rules from going into effect in March.
19, 2015

Four death-row inmates who are suing Ohio officials over a new state law that shields the names of companies providing lethal injection drugs want a federal court to prevent the rules from taking effect in March.

Ohio Elections Chief Seeks Review Of Voting Irregularities

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says an investigation into voter fraud in the 2012 election turned up a possible 135 cases.
14, 2015

Ohio’s secretary of state is seeking a review of last year’s election for any instances of voter suppression or fraud in the perennial battleground state.

GOP’s Jeb Bush To Speak At Ohio Chamber Of Commerce Meeting

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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is scheduled to speak in Columbus at the state Chamber of Commerce meeting in April.
13, 2015

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is scheduled to make a spring visit to swing state Ohio to speak to the state’s Chamber of Commerce.

Ohio Republican Party Re-Elects State Party Chairman

Matt Borges, pictured here with 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney, has been re-elected state GOP chairman.
January 13, 2015

Ohio Republicans have re-elected their state party chairman to a second two-year term.

Matt Borges ran unopposed in the election held by the Republican state central committee.

Ohio Governor John Kasich Sounds Spiritual Tone For Second Term

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Ohio Governor John Kasich shakes hands at Monday night's inaugural ball. He was sworn in for a second four year term earlier in the day.
13, 2015

Governor John Kasich was sworn into his second term in office on Monday. His inaugural speech sounded more like something that would come from a preacher than a politician.