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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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The Three Sides of Ohio Issue 1

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega The Three Sides of Ohio Issue 1

Ohio Issue 1 is the only statewide measure on the ballot for the general election this November, and people all over the political spectrum have something to say about it. Aimed at reforming drug and criminal justice policies, it would achieve the following: Felony 4 and 5 crimes related to drug possession or use would […]

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Of Pundits, Press and Politics: Election 2018

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Of Pundits, Press and Politics: Election 2018

Ohio is a key state when it comes to elections, and 2018 is no exception. Between the special election in the 12th congressional district in August, to November’s heated gubernatorial race, there is a lot to talk about! (Not to mention tariffs, immigration, gun laws, and every other political topic that pops in the news […]

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Special Election Day for Congressional District 12 — See if Your Zip Code is Included

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Special Election Day for Congressional District 12 — See if Your Zip Code is Included

Ohio’s 12th Congressional District is having a moment today, as its constituents line up at the polls to decide who’ll be its next representative: Republican Troy Balderson or Democrat Danny O’Connor. The district has been redrawn several times in Ohio’s history, most recently in 2012, after the 2010 census. At the time, and still, the […]

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Special Election for Ohio’s 12th Congressional District is the Race to Watch

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Special Election for Ohio’s 12th Congressional District is the Race to Watch

Ohio’s 12th Congressional District is just one week away from a special election. It’ll determine which candidate, Democrat Danny O’Connor or Republican Troy Balderson, will complete the term of Republican Pat Tiberi, who announced his resignation last October. His term is up on January 3, 2019. This special election is one of two the candidates […]

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Columbus Metropolitan Club: Conversation 2018

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Columbus Metropolitan Club: Conversation 2018

A provocative conversation with Bret Stephens and John Kasich Bret Stephens, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times Columnist and NBC political analyst, will kick off Conversation 2018 with comments about current affairs, politics, and the US state of mind. Joining him on stage will be John Kasich. What’s next for Governor Kasich and what will he […]

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Grassroots: Columbus Could Soon Reclaim Jurisdiction Over Local Oil & Gas Activities

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Grassroots: Columbus Could Soon Reclaim Jurisdiction Over Local Oil & Gas Activities

A local grassroots campaign to give Columbusites the “legal teeth” to fight air, water and soil pollution has garnered enough support to get on the November ballot. Dubbed the Community Bill of Rights, the ordinance would establish local governance over oil and gas activities taking place within the City of Columbus. It’d also enable residents […]

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