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Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge to serve as new DNC chair

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge to serve as new DNC chair

After a scandal following the release of thousands of emails, Debbie Wasserman resigned as the chair of the Democratic National Convention and is being replaced by Ohio Representative Marcia Fudge. Fudge endorsed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in February. She’s served the 11th Congressional District since 2008. “I thank Hillary Clinton & team for recommending me […]

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As Ohio Goes, So Goes The Nation

Hannah Herner Hannah Herner As Ohio Goes, So Goes The Nation

“In presidential elections, Ohio is special precisely because it’s not special.” That is the way author Kyle Kondik described the buckeye state at the Columbus Metropolitan Club Luncheon on Wednesday. Kondik spoke about how and why the way Ohio votes is representative of the nation, according to his book, “The Bellwether: Why Ohio Picks the […]

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Chamber’s Government Day Considers Education, Transportation

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Chamber’s Government Day Considers Education, Transportation

Friday was a day of political engagement as the Columbus Chamber of Commerce put on their 11th annual Government Day. Local and state party leaders, political strategists and local business owners discussed many of the main challenges Columbus is presently facing — from lack of faith in the school system to shortcomings in public transportation […]

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Kasich, Clinton Take Ohio

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Kasich, Clinton Take Ohio

Although the votes are still coming in, as of this writing Gov. John Kasich and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton can celebrate victories in Ohio’s primary Tuesday, clarifying the Democratic race and further confusing the Republican one. Kasich’s 42-36 percent win against Donald Trump is a small one, considering his success in the other […]

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Clinton, Sanders Address Ohio Democrats at Legacy Dinner

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Clinton, Sanders Address Ohio Democrats at Legacy Dinner

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders headlined the Ohio Democratic Party’s Legacy Dinner on Sunday night at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. More than 3,000 people in blue, divided only by the names they chanted, supported and celebrated the two presidential candidates, and heard from each of them on issues generally facing the country, and Ohio […]

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Trump, Sanders & Clinton Coming to Columbus in March

Walker Evans Walker Evans Trump, Sanders & Clinton Coming to Columbus in March

Tomorrow’s Super Tuesday primary voting event doesn’t include Ohio, but that isn’t stopping Republican frontrunner Donald Trump from making a pit stop in Columbus. The presidential candidate visited Columbus last November, gathering before a crowd of thousands at the Convention Center, but tomorrow’s appearance will likely be a bit more brief. Trump will host his […]

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Kasich’s Record with Women Tarnishes Moderate Reputation

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Kasich’s Record with Women Tarnishes Moderate Reputation

Presidential candidate and Ohio Governor, John Kasich hasn’t lost much support, but he’s still trailing behind Donald Trump since controversy stirred this week surrounding Kasich’s comments about women leaving the kitchen to support him. Quinnipiac University Poll surveyed Ohio voters yesterday to see, if the primaries were today, how Republican and Democrat primary voters would […]

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