Jon Husted

Attorney General Mike DeWine’s lawsuit against five drug companies is drawing mixed reactions from candidates for governor in 2018. Here's a look at what they are saying about this approach to fighting the state’s opioid crisis.

U.S. Supreme Court website

The fight over how Ohio has maintained its voter rolls has made it to the nation’s highest court. 

Jo Ingles

During the past week, two more candidates officially launched their campaigns for governor in 2018. Two Republican candidates have launched their campaigns, with two more expected soon. Another four are running in the Democratic primary. And yet no Democrat has officially announced their intent to run for a down ticket race. So why does it seem all of these candidates want to be governor? 

A day after a second Republican came into the race for governor, a fourth candidate has announced campaign for the Democratic nomination.

jonhusted.com

There are now two Republicans officially in the race for governor to start this week, with the latest candidate starting a campaign tour of Ohio today in Dayton.

Andy Chow

A Republican congressman from northeast Ohio is the second to officially file paperwork to run for Governor in 2018. And he seems to be channeling a Trump-like approach.

Bettysutton.com

Less than a week after the first official Democratic candidate for governor announced his intentions, a second Democrat has announced she’s jumping into the race too. 

Karen Kasler

One of the Democrats who is often mentioned as a possible candidate for governor in 2018 says he won’t be throwing his hat in the ring. That decision may bring a flood of candidates forward.

Andy Chow

While President Donald Trump claims that up to 5 million people illegally voted in last year’s election, Ohio’s top voting official has wrapped up his investigation on how many non-citizens have cast a ballot. 

Andy Chow

The field of Republicans eyeing a possible run for governor is getting pretty crowded. Three statewide officials have already started raising money. Now a lesser known candidate who might appeal more to the far-right is considering a run.

Karen Kasler

There were a lot of topics covered by Gov. John Kasich in a speech to a group of newspaper executives and editors. He focused mostly on his budget, but also about who he wants to see replace him in 2018.

Statehouse News Bureau

President Donald Trump says he thinks millions of illegal votes were cast in the November election though there hasn’t been any confirmation of that. So he is calling for a major investigation to look into votes, particularly those in California and New York. But Ohio’s top elections chief says he’s certain there isn’t widespread voter fraud here.

Karen Kasler

Worries about hacking and cybercrime resulted in the federal Department of Homeland Security naming voting machines and elections systems around the country as “critical infrastructure”, and therefore eligible for more federal help to protect them. But Ohio’s secretary of state has some concerns.

Statehouse News Bureau

Secretary of State Jon Husted is telling state lawmakers and the governor his office won’t need operational funds in the next two-year state budget - and he'll ask for a 100% cut in his funding.

Karen Kasler

More than a million Ohioans have already cast ballots for this November’s presidential election.

Statehouse News Bureau

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been talking a lot lately about voter fraud and the possibility of a rigged election. This is what the Republican who is in charge of Ohio’s voting system thinks about his party’s standard bearer’s assertions.

Karen Kasler

This was a devastating weekend for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in Ohio – he lost the support of three GOP officeholders over lewd comments made about women in a 2005 tape that was brought to light on Friday.  

ChristianTimesnewspaper.com

Ohio’s top elections official is taking issue with a recent post on a conservative blog.

Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio’s Secretary of State is pushing Congress to pass a law that limits the federal government’s role in elections.

Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio voters have returned more than a quarter million absentee ballot application requests for this fall's election.

Statehouse News Bureau

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled the process Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is using to remove voters from the rolls is illegal.

Statehouse News Bureau

Secretary of State Jon Husted sent out around 7 million absentee ballot applications at the beginning of this month. He says more Ohioans are taking advantage of that option this year.

Karen Kasler

An effort to recruit poll workers is underway throughout the state.

Ohio Secretary of State's Office

A Democratic critic of the Republican Secretary of State says he’s ignoring thousands of Ohio voters by not including them in the batch of 7 million absentee ballot applications he sent out last week.

Karen Kasler

Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump has said repeatedly that he thinks the voting system could be rigged. And recently, the FBI raised questions about integrity of the voting systems in Arizona and Illinois.

Jo Ingles

A fight over Ohio’s voting laws will take place tomorrow in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in Cincinnati. At issue is whether those new laws, which outline various rules for early and in person voting, are constitutional or whether they disenfranchise low income and minority Ohioans.

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.

The lawsuit to keep Ohio from removing voters from its rolls continues in court tomorrow.

June 2016
Andy Chow

A federal court has ruled Secretary of State Jon Husted can continue to remove voters from Ohio’s voter rolls.

Andy Chow

A group that works to increase the number of registered voters is getting called out for having a sloppy system. This includes addressing letters to people’s pets.

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