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Rob Portman Is Not Running for President

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Rob Portman Is Not Running for President

Senator Rob Portman of Ohio has officially dropped out of the 2016 presidential campaign after never officially dropping into it in the first place. The Republican senator from Cincinnati announced Tuesday that he has decided against running for the GOP nomination in 2016. In a statement released Tuesday morning, Portman said that with the recent […]

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Columbus Among Three Finalists for Democratic Convention

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Columbus Among Three Finalists for Democratic Convention

The city of Columbus has long been trying to secure a national party convention for the 2016 Presidential Election and now it finds itself one step closer. On Monday, the Democratic National Committee announced it has whittled the list of potential host cities down to three; Philadelphia, New York and Columbus. Mayor Michael Coleman’s administration […]

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Ohio Now in Minority of States Without Marriage Equality

Walker Evans Walker Evans Ohio Now in Minority of States Without Marriage Equality

Colorado, Indiana, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Utah and Virginia all joined the ranks yesterday as states where gay marriage is now legal, marking for the first time where over 50 percent of the US population now lives in states where marriage equality has been actualized. “But here in Ohio, we continue to wait — and tens of thousands […]

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A Portman 2016 Campaign Could Signal National Progress for Gay Rights

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea A Portman 2016 Campaign Could Signal National Progress for Gay Rights

Senator Rob Portman of Ohio might be considering a run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, according to recent reports by The Columbus Dispatch and The Cincinnati Enquirer. Portman was close to becoming Mitt Romney’s running mate in 2012, and last week made a trip to New Hampshire, home to the first primary of […]

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An Open Letter to the National Media that is Clueless About Columbus

 Dan Longerbone An Open Letter to the National Media that is Clueless About Columbus

Dear National Media, Recently it has come to your attention that Columbus, Georgia was in the running for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. No wait, not that Columbus, the one in South Carolina. Oh, that’s Columbia? Must be that one in Ohio then. Yes, Columbus, Ohio. You know, the state capital. OK, Columbia is a […]

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Local Democrats Foresee a Columbus Convention in 2016

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Local Democrats Foresee a Columbus Convention in 2016

Local Democrats and city officials are optimistic about Columbus’s chances of hosting the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Eleven members of the DNC site selection team spent Wednesday and Thursday touring Columbus in an ongoing effort to choose the right city. Tyneisha Harden, communications and special projects manager for Mayor Michael Coleman, was pleased with how […]

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Columbus Advances to Next Round in DNC 2016 Hosting Consideration

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Advances to Next Round in DNC 2016 Hosting Consideration

Columbus leaders have set their sights on hosting either the Democratic or Republication National Convention in 2016. While the city was knocked out of the running for the RNC in April, word just arrived today that Columbus would be advancing to the next round of consideration for the DNC event. “There are few events that […]

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