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Kasich, GOP Look Back At 2012 In State Government

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Gov. John Kasich surrounded by (from left) State House Speaker Bill Batchelder, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, and Senate Pres. Tom Niehaus.
7:16AM
December
20, 2012

The governor and other top Ohio Republicans gathered Wednesday to look back at the year in state government.

Brown, Mandel Trade Barbs In Final Debate

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Dem. incumbent Sherrod Brown and Rep. challenger Josh Mandel have debated three times in recent weeks.
9:03AM
October 26, 2012

Last night’s third and final debate in Ohio’s contested U.S. Senate race once again featured insults and claims of dereliction of duty.

Mandel Unveils Healthcare Plan

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Senate candidate Josh Mandel discusses his health care plan at an orthopedic practice in suburban Cleveland on Monday.
8:56PM
October
22, 2012

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel has released a ten-point health care blueprint as an alternative to the federal Affordable Care Act.

Poll: Brown Opens Double-Digit Lead Over Mandel

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The poll by the Columbus Dispatch gives U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown a 49 percent to 39 percent lead over Rep. State Treasurer Josh Mandel.
7:52AM
October 1, 2012

The poll by the Columbus Dispatch gives U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown a 49 percent to 39 percent lead over Rep. State Treasurer Josh Mandel.

“Un-American” Comment Garners Criticism And Support For Mandel

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The race between Rep. Josh Mandel and Dem. Sherrod Brown is expected to be one of the closest and most-expensive races in the nation this year. The latest independent poll gives Brown a 46 percent to 41 percent lead.
7:59AM
August 31, 2012

Republican Josh Mandel’s comment that Sen. Sherrod Brown’s support of the auto industry bailout was “un-American” is bringing out veterans on both sides of the debate.

Mandel-Brown Senate Race Close In New Poll

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Two polls show different results in U.S. Senate race between Josh Mandel and Sherrod Brown.
12:32PM
August 23, 2012

Two new polls on Ohio’s Senate race have mixed results. The race is tight in one poll but both have Incumbent Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown still in the lead.

Portman, Brown Defend Votes On EPA Standards

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Sherrod Brown (left) called the failed Senate resolution a victory for clean air, while Rob Portman defended his vote as a vote for Ohio industry.
12:19PM
June 21, 2012

Rep. U.S. Senator Rob Portman is defending his vote in support of a failed challenge to the new EPA standards. Dem. Sherrod Brown called the vote to uphold the standards a victory for clean air.

Poll: Race For U.S. Senate Is Narrowing

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The poll released by Quinnipiac University on Thursday is the first to put the race between Mandel and Brown within single digits.
10:45AM
May 10, 2012

The Quinnipiac University poll is the first showing the race between Dem. Sherrod Brown and Rep. Josh Mandel has narrowed to within single digits.

Senate Panel Waters Down Kasich’s Plan To Hold Back Non-Readers

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A proposal might hold back third-grade students because of low reading levels.
7:05AM
May
9, 2012

A proposal to hold back Ohio third graders who cannot read has been softened by a committee of state senators, and the governor is frustrated by the move. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has an update.

House, Senate Pass New Cong. Map, Move Back To Single Primary

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The Final 2012 Congressional District Map
8:28AM
December
15, 2011

The two chambers agreed on a bill that establishes a slightly more Democrat-friendly Congressional map and returns to a single March primary.