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Morgan Harper, Joyce Beatty to Debate in First OH-3 Candidate Forum

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Morgan Harper, Joyce Beatty to Debate in First OH-3 Candidate Forum

Democratic incumbent Joyce Beatty will face challenger Morgan Harper in the first debate leading up to the March 17 primary elections. This will be the first public forum meeting to discuss their platforms for the two candidates vying for Ohio’s Third Congressional District seat. The candidate forum debate will be held at St. John’s United […]

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Grassroots Group Breaks into Central Committee Races

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Grassroots Group Breaks into Central Committee Races

If you don’t know what a Central Committee is or does, you’re not alone. It’s an important part of the party system; you vote on a ward representative during the primary election, but what happens after? The Franklin County Republican Party explains the purpose of its Central Committee on its website: “Committee members are elected […]

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The Country’s First Bhutanese Official Marks a Changing Suburb

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman The Country’s First Bhutanese Official Marks a Changing Suburb

Having the right to vote is something that can be taken for granted in our country. In Franklin County’s Nov. 5 election, just under 23% of registered voters actually cast a ballot. It’s not something taken for granted by Bhuwan Pyakurel. In this past election, he reportedly became the first Bhutanese-American elected to office in […]

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2019 Election Results

Walker Evans Walker Evans 2019 Election Results

Your votes have been cast and results have been tallied and here are the results of the November 5th, 2019 general election in Columbus. Incumbent Democratic Mayor Andrew Ginther, who ran unopposed, easily won re-election with 94% of the vote, leaving the other seven percent to cast their ballots for write-in candidates. Four Columbus City […]

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$100 Million Allocated to Affordable Housing in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans $100 Million Allocated to Affordable Housing in Columbus

Central Ohio is lacking in affordable housing (ie: low-income housing), but a new fund hopes to change that. Local civic and business leaders announced today that a $100 million Housing Action Fund would help address that need. “We know that more than 54,000 people in central Ohio live at or near poverty and spend more […]

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If You Have Time to Protest, You Have Time to Vote

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega If You Have Time to Protest, You Have Time to Vote

(Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in September 2017, but has been updated slightly for 2018.) The political landscape is a hostile scene, full of land mines that hide beneath words like “immigration” and “police brutality.” Set that into a context where uncomfortable facts are fake, the press is the opposition party, and propaganda is […]

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Playbook Elections Ohio

  Playbook Elections Ohio

Join POLITICO Playbook Co-Authors Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman for a special Playbook Elections event in the battleground state of Ohio to discuss the 2018 midterm cycle and issues shaping the races. This event, part of the POLITICO-AARP Deciders series, will feature exclusive interviews with candidates and party leaders to address the issues that matter […]

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