Elections

Andy Chow

During his campaign stop in Columbus, Donald Trump deciding to take a swing at what seems to have become his new favorite target: fire marshals. 

Andy Chow

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are locked in tight races in several battleground states and Ohio is no exception. Trump’s latest rally in Columbus today is the third big campaign stop in Ohio since the Republican National Convention. 

Andy Chow

The Ohio Republican Party could be facing a dilemma in the next two years with as many as three top officeholders possibly vying for the Governor’s office. Current Gov. John Kasich is weighing in on what might happen before 2018.

Andy Chow

Gov. John Kasich’s underdog presidential run put him on a national stage. Now it seems like there’s a building interest behind Kasich’s brand of politics, one that he plans to embrace by writing a new book. 

Karen Kasler

There’s plenty of star power at the Democratic National Committee in Philadelphia this week. And among those famous faces is a somewhat infamous one from Ohio who’s been quietly chatting with convention-goers. He's the former mayor of Cincinnati – who most people know from his infamous nationally syndicated talk show.

Karen Kasler

Loud and colorful protests have been getting a lot of attention at both the Democratic National Convention this week and the Republicans’ convention last week. But there was at least one low-key demonstration not aimed at any candidate, but targeted at the heart of the platforms that each party voted on at the start of their conventions.

Karen Kasler

There still may be questions of party unity for the Democrats coming out of their national convention, but on one issue, the party seems to be very united – LGBTQ rights.

Hours after Hillary Clinton formally won the Democratic nomination for president, some “Bernie or Bust” delegates staged a protest in the massive media tent outside the arena in Philadelphia. But, as WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports, other Bernie Sanders’ supporters are ready to accept Clinton as their nominee.

Karen Kasler

Protests at the DNC have been loud and disruptive at times, but as in Cleveland, they've been peaceful.

Karen Kasler

One Ohio party leader who’s at the DNC as an elected delegate for Bernie Sanders says she’s very worried about the effect of the email scandal involving the outgoing Democratic Party chair.

Karen Kasler

One of the speakers on the stage on the first night of the Democratic National Convention was the mayor of Ohio’s historic first state capitol – a town that votes Democratic in a very Republican county.

Karen Kasler

Ohio delegates at the DNC heard a message of coming together at their required meeting Monday morning.  It comes as their convention got off to a rocky start under outgoing chair of the Democratic National Committee Debbie Wasserman Schultz.  The convention is moving forward in the wake of a leaked DNC email scandal over senior party staff favoring of Hillary Clinton’s nomination and bashing fellow Democrat Bernie Sanders.

Karen Kasler

Supporters of Bernie Sanders have been blasting the role that the 715 superdelegates have played in this presidential campaign, since they aren’t pledged to either Sanders or Hillary Clinton. And there will be a measure that will be voted on during the first day of the convention.

Karen Kasler

Many of the questions that were being asked of delegates at the Republican National Convention were about party unity. But with supporters of presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton meeting up with Bernie Sanders backers, those questions are being asked of delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia too.

M.L. Schultze

Bernie Sanders is expected to endorse Hillary Clinton tonight, the opening night of the Democratic National Convention. But there are plenty of signs – literally – that his supporters aren’t there yet.

Karen Kasler

The former first lady of Ohio, Frances Strickland, traveled alone to the Democratic National Convention. She says her husband – former Gov. Ted Strickland – will arrive later in the week. But she says she was determined to be at the DNC on day one.

Andy Chow

The Republican National Convention in Cleveland was a unique experience for many delegates, capped by mixed feelings about the party’s presidential nominee Donald Trump. But as Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, GOP leaders say there was something at the RNC that won't be duplicated at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week. 

Karen Kasler

Real estate magnate Donald Trump accepted the GOP nomination last night. But that doesn’t mean the party is unified behind him.  Gov. John Kasich’s delegates attended the convention and many of them admit they have a hard time accepting Trump.

Jo Ingles

A truce has been called in the battle between Ohio’s Republican Party chairman and the Donald Trump campaign - on the day that Donald Trump will officially accept his party's nomination for president.

Karen Kasler

Gov. John Kasich continued his plans of going to lots of places where Republicans are gathered in northeast Ohio this week – except for the Republican National Convention. But a planned visit to the Pennsylvania delegation Wednesday morning was cancelled.

Jo Ingles

One of the Democrats who has been mentioned as a possible vice presidential candidate to run with Hillary Clinton says he flew in to Cleveland to serve as a fact checker for the Republican National Convention.

Ben Postlethwait/Flickr

National conventions are usually a time for Republicans and Democrats to rally behind their party’s pick. But in Cleveland, many of Ohio’s Republican delegation are still pretty cold on the idea of Donald Trump as their nominee.

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman has been very active with some unconventional activities during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, from helping Habitat for Humanity to kayaking with wounded soldiers. But Portman says the one thing he still doesn’t plan to do is step onto the convention stage.

Andy Chow

Frank Luntz, the As-Seen-On-TV pollster, brought some new energy to the Ohio Republican Delegation on the second day of the RNC in Cleveland.  And he did it by roasting Hillary Clinton and suggesting some interesting data.

Strickland Campaign

A campaign gimmick for Democratic former Gov. Ted Strickland ended up backfiring with some community advocates during the RNC in Cleveland. Now his opponent in that U.S. Senate race is responding. 

Karen Kasler

Gov. John Kasich spent the entire day in northeast Ohio, but none of that time was spent at the Republican National Convention, which he helped lobby to bring to Cleveland two years ago. And the former presidential contender says he doesn’t intend to.

Karen Kasler

The first day of the Republican National Convention began with harsh words for Gov. John Kasich who is in town but not attending the convention, over an apparent rift between the former presidential candidate and the presumptive nominee.

Karen Kasler

No Republican has ever won the White House without Ohio, and the Buckeye State’s delegation usually gets prime real estate at the convention because of that. But this time Ohio’s delegates, who are pledged to Gov. John Kasich, are not happy with their location on the floor.

Karen Kasler

US Sen. Rob Portman is facing a tough re-election fight this year – and some Ohio Republicans are worried that Donald Trump’s controversial candidacy may drag down Portman’s chances to beat Democratic former Gov. Ted Strickland. The candidate popped in for a little campaigning on the first day of the Republican National convention in Cleveland.

Andy Chow

Thousands of delegates are gathered in Cleveland to welcome Donald Trump as their Republican presidential nominee. But some Republicans say they just can’t place a vote for Trump, making for a unique RNC experience. 

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