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Polls Open Around Ohio

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Polls will remain open Tuesday until 7:30 p.m.
8:01AM
May 6, 2014

Voting is under way in Ohio’s primary election that will cull the field of candidates for state and U.S. House posts, and decide the fate of a levy request for the Columbus Zoo.

Poll: Voters Skeptical Of Proposed Zoo Levy

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The proposed levy on the May 6 ballot would increase Franklin County property taxes to about $44 a year for every $100,000 of home value.
8:52AM
April 30, 2014

The poll from Survey USA commissioned by WCMH says 56 percent of likely Franklin County voters are against the levy, while 36 percent say they support it.

Kasich Rolls Out First TV Ad In Campaign For Governor

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The ad debuted Tuesday morning and is expected to run on local television stations for one week.
10:01AM
April 15, 2014

The incumbent Republican governor on Tuesday released a television ad titled “Deliver” that focuses on his humble western Pennsylvania roots, entering Ohio politics, and starting a family.

Libertarians Fight Order To Remove Them From Ballot

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Charlie Earl (eft) and Steven Linnaberry say they have filed a legal challenge to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted's ruling that both should be removed from the May primary ballot.
8:30AM
March
10, 2014

Two Libertarians being removed from Ohio’s May primary ballot have filed a legal challenge against the state.

Changes To Early Voting, Absentee Ballot Applications Clear House

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Republican House Speaker William Batchelder cut off debate on both bills over objections from Democrats — some of whom stood to demand that the discussion be allowed to continue.
7:25AM
February
20, 2014

Bills to shorten Ohio’s early voting period and set rules for mailing unsolicited absentee ballot applications have cleared the Ohio House.

Kasich’s Lead Tightening

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FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga county executive, delivers his State of the County address at noon Wednesday. It comes as the new Quinnipiac University poll shows Kasich leading FitzGerald 43 percent to 38 percent.
7:53AM
February 19, 2014

The latest independent poll in the race for governor shows John Kasich’s lead over Democratic challenger Ed Fitzgerald is shrinking.

A.G. Strikes Down “Voter Bill Of Rights” Over Ballot Language

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The proposed amendment would expand early voting times on weekends and make other changes to election rules. It is supported by a coalition of black lawmakers, clergy and civil rights leaders.
9:48AM
February 14, 2014

Attorney General Mike DeWine rejected the petition for the proposed “Ohio Voters Bill of Rights” on Thursday, saying its summary was not a fair and truthful statement of the proposal.

DeWine Denies Awarding Donors With State Contracts

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DeWine (left) denies accusations that his office tied state contracts to campaign donations, and he says Democratic challenger David Pepper is unqualified to be the state's top attorney.
7:51AM
February 4, 2014

Mike DeWine is defending himself against news reports and comments from his Democratic challenger that he’s running a “pay to play” system in awarding state contracts.

Tea Party Won’t Challenge Kasich In May Primary

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Portgage Tea Party leader Tom Zawistowski, who's become a sort of spokesman for the nationwide Tea Party movement, says they will not present a challenger to Gov. John Kasich in the May Republican primary.
7:26AM
January 31, 2014

An Ohio Tea Party activist says they will not present a challenger for Gov. Kasich in the Republican primary because Tea Party candidates “are put under such scrutiny by the Republican Party.”

AG Candidate: Office Shouldn’t “Defend Constitutional Violations”

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David Pepper is a Cincinnati-area Democrat challenging Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.
8:29AM
January 21, 2014

Democratic attorney general candidate David Pepper says he would consider not defending the state in court if his office deems a law unconstitutional.