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Governor Kasich Makes Re-Election Pitch At Columbus Forum

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The poll taken over last weekend also finds that 49 percent of Ohioans say Kasich deserves to be re-elected.
9:32AM
October
28, 2014

Republican Gov. John Kasich is slated to make his case for a second term during an appearance at a forum in Ohio’s capital city.

Ohio Democrats Hit Campaign Trail On Labor Day

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Ohio Democratic nominee for Governor, Ed Fitzgerald hits the campaign trail on Labor Day.
7:27AM
September 1, 2014

Ohio Democrats have their work cut out for them as they try to rally support at Labor Day gatherings.

U.S. Supreme Court Says Challenge To Ohio Law Must Be Heard

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A billboard campaign against Democratic former U.S. Rep. Steve Driehaus was abandoned before any ads went up.
12:19PM
June
16, 2014

The case was brought by the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List, which wrongly claimed former Congressman Steve Driehaus’ vote from the Affordable Care Act was tantamount to supporting taxpayer-funded abortion.

Ohio State Campaigns to Make Consent “Sexy”

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Ohio State launches a "Consent is Sexy" campaign to inform students about sexual assault.
5:00AM
June
9, 2014

OSU recently launched a campaign aimed at preventing sexual violence and its raising eyebrows. A campaign at Ohio State called “Consent is Sexy” has a goal of preventing sexual assaults. The university has posted signs on restroom doors, on campus buses, in dormitories, and in sorority and frat houses.

Democrat Reassures Backers In Race For OH Governor

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Despite a setback this week, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald wants to reassure supporters his campaign is on track to take on Governor Kasich next year.
3:00PM
December 11, 2013

Ohio Democrats’ presumptive 2014 gubernatorial nominee, Ed FitzGerald, is seeking to reassure supporters that his campaign is focused and moving forward after his running mate left the race in a flap over unpaid tax debts.

With Strickland Out, Who’s In?

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Clockwise from top-left: U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald, former U.S. Congresswoman Betty Sutton, and former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray.
8:01AM
January 9, 2013

With Dem. former governor Ted Strickland bowing out of the 2014 governor’s race, attention is turning to which Democrats could mount a challenge to Rep. Gov. John Kasich.

Political Campaigns May Never End

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Campaign volunteers continue to push for their issues.
5:00AM
December
10, 2012

Six weeks after Ohio helped re-elect President Obama, the campaign supporting and opposing his policies continues. Their current target is negotiations over how to avoid automatic tax hikes and spending cuts. Some say campaigning should end on Election day, while others say engaged citizens are what democracy is all about.

Democrats, Republicans At Odds Over Lame Duck Session

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7:32AM
November
9, 2012

There’s increasing partisan bickering about whether state lawmakers should address elections reform in the upcoming lame duck session.

Appeals Court Shelves Ruling On Counting Provisional Ballots

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8:24AM
November 1, 2012

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Wednesday sided with Sec. of State Jon Husted in ruling that a lower court over-reached when it ruled provisional ballots cast at the wrong precinct and those cast in the wrong location all together should be counted.

Buyer Of Voter Billboards Outed, Calls Them Public Service Effort

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Billboards like this one on W. Broad St. in Columbus were up for only a few days before Clear Channel Outdoor said they violated the company's policy against anonymous political messages.
8:30AM
October
30, 2012

A Wisconsin news organization and an advocacy group identified Stephen and Nancy Einhorn as the billboard buyers. The venture capitalist and Tea Party supporter now say they placed the billboards as a public service.