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Trump Draws Large Crowds of Supporters, Protesters in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Trump Draws Large Crowds of Supporters, Protesters in Columbus

Presidential candidate Donald Trump made his first campaign stop in Columbus this evening, and both supporters and protesters turned out in large numbers. Trump stuck close to his announced 7pm start time despite the fact that many still waited outside in the Columbus Convention Center hallways. “We have thousands of people outside, and a lot […]

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Hillary Clinton Makes Women-Centric Campaign Stop in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Hillary Clinton Makes Women-Centric Campaign Stop in Columbus

Hillary Clinton energized several hundred of her supporters this morning at the Columbus Athenaeum with a campaign stop that focused primarily on women’s issues. After a rousing introduction by Columbus City Councilmember Jaiza Page, Clinton took to the microphone to talk about pay equality, income inequality, and made promises to raise the minimum wage. “Women […]

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Besa Sharrah Campaigns for City Council With a ‘Triangle’ of Issues

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Besa Sharrah Campaigns for City Council With a ‘Triangle’ of Issues

Besa Sharrah is one of four endorsed Republicans in this year’s City Council campaign, and one of three women who will appear on the Council ballot on the May 5 primary election. Sharrah’s interest in politics is not new – she and her husband Robert, a candidate for the Columbus Board of Education, have been […]

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Rep. Stinziano Talks Homelessness, Transportation and Transformation in Campaign for City Council

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Rep. Stinziano Talks Homelessness, Transportation and Transformation in Campaign for City Council

Since 2011, Michael Stinziano has served the 18th District in the Ohio House of Representatives. Now he is running for Columbus City Council, hoping to replace Council President Andrew Ginther, who will vacate his seat as he campaigns for mayor. In an interview with Columbus Underground, Stinziano said one reason he wants to transition from state to […]

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Terry Boyd Announced as GOP Candidate for Mayor

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Terry Boyd Announced as GOP Candidate for Mayor

On Thursday, the Franklin County Republican Party announced Terry Boyd, former president of the Columbus Board of Education, as their candidate for Columbus mayor. Boyd will face two Democrats, Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott and Columbus City Council President Andrew Ginther, in a May primary battle. The two candidates with the most votes in that […]

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Marriage Equality Group Talks Successes, Tactics at Town Hall

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Marriage Equality Group Talks Successes, Tactics at Town Hall

Since January, Michael Premo, campaign manager for Why Marriage Matters Ohio, has traveled the state holding town hall meetings on the subject of marriage equality. On Tuesday, he led the second-to-last such town hall at the Why Marriage Matters headquarters in Downtown Columbus. Premo has conducted these community meetings in Cleveland, Toledo, Cincinnati, Akron, Canton, […]

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