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Senate Democrat Backs New Medicaid Expansion Plan

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Cafaro’s bill takes many elements of the bipartisan reform bill that has yet to be heard in committee – but she says those elements will save the state money through cost efficiency and legislative oversight.
8:12AM
July 31, 2013

A Democratic state senator says politics are holding up Medicaid expansion and reform, so she’s proposing a bill that she says will force the issue. But Republicans leaders still appear hesitant to expand the program.

Democrats Propose Gun Confiscation During “Cooling Off” Period

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The proposed legislation would require those subject to protection orders to temporarily give up their weapons to law enforcement.
7:46AM
May
16, 2013

Some Statehouse Democrats say gun owners should have to give up their weapons during a “cooling off” period after they’ve been served with a restraining order.

Ohio Democrats Gather In Columbus For Annual Dinner

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Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald is so far the only Ohio Democrat to form an exploratory committee for a possible run for governor in 2014.
7:57AM
March
18, 2013

Ohio Democrats had a big weekend as they started planning for big campaigns ahead next year. The Ohio Democratic Party’s annual statewide dinner began just hours after a possible contender declined to run in the 2014 governor’s race.

‘Freshman’ Lawmakers Find Place In State Legislature

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8:01AM
January 8, 2013

Of the 132 state lawmakers sworn for the new General Assembly, 18 are there for the first time.

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.

Obama Coming To Central Ohio; Romney Hosting Rally In Cincinnati

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President Obama and Mitt Romney will be back in Ohio on the Friday before the election trying to sway voters in the key battleground state.
11:00AM
October 31, 2012

President Barack Obama is resuming his storm-delayed chase to win Ohio with help from former President Bill Clinton, while Republicans are putting together a huge rally for Friday evening.

Obama Campaign Announces Details On Columbus Rally

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The President will rally supporters in Cincinnati Monday morning before heading to Columbus.
8:54AM
September
14, 2012

The President’s re-election campaign says he’ll host a rally in Schiller Park in German Village Monday afternoon.

Group Vows To Force State To Purge Voter Rolls

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The right-leaning group Judicial Watch says many Ohio counties have more registered voters than residents.
7:47AM
August 28, 2012

Members of the group Judicial Watch say federal law requires Ohio and other states clean up voter rolls, including removing deceased people and illegal immigrants.

Obama Touts Economic Record, Criticizes Romney Policies

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7:54AM
July
6, 2012

Speaking to audiences in northern Ohio, President Obama touted his record on jobs and the economy while criticizing policies he said Mitt Romney would implement if elected to the White House.

State Party Chairmen Debate Top Issues Going Into Election

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Ohio Dem. Party Chairman Chris Redfern (left) and Ohio GOP Chairman Bob Bennett debated various issues at the Columbus Metropolitan Club on Wednesday.
8:01AM
May
24, 2012

The fall election is still about five months away, but Ohio Democratic Party chairman Chris Redfern and GOP chair Bob Bennett are talking like it’s just around the corner.