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“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.

Senate Hearing Brings Praise, Criticism Of “Heartbeat Bill”

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The so-called 'Heartbeat' Abortion bill gets its first hearing at the Ohio Statehouse.
3:53PM
December
7, 2011

The controversial bill finally got its first hearing in the Ohio Senate, where it was both hailed and denounced by pro-life and pro-choice activists.

Ohio Senate Committee to Vote on Redistricting

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The Ohio Flag
11:47AM
September
21, 2011

An Ohio Senate committee is expected to approve a new, Republican-proposed congressional district map that has drawn the ire of Democrats and voter advocacy groups.

Blackwell Ends Senate Speculation

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J. Kenneth Blackwell -- the former GOP treasurer, secretary of state and 2006 gubernatorial candidates -- just announced on Twitter he won't run for the seat now held by Democrat Sherrod Brown.
12:00AM
June
24, 2011

J. Kenneth Blackwell — the former GOP treasurer, secretary of state and 2006 gubernatorial candidates — just announced on Twitter he won’t run for the seat now held by Democrat Sherrod Brown.

More Wage-Benefit Contracts Settled Before SB 5 Takes Effect

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Public employers and unions this year are reaching contract settlements more easily. The agreements at the bargaining table come as a new collective bargaining law is scheduled to take effect on July 1.
12:00AM
June
22, 2011

Public employers and unions this year are reaching contract settlements more easily. The agreements at the bargaining table come as a new collective bargaining law is scheduled to take effect on July 1.