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Important Primary Dates to Remember

 Taijuan Moorman Important Primary Dates to Remember

In just over a month, Central Ohioans will vote in a state primary that will determine nominations for U.S. Representative, state senators, state representatives, judges, county and state Central Committees, and for some, the Columbus State Bond Issue, township fire and police levies and the Southwest Public Library Levy. Democrats will also select a nominee […]

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Incumbent Democrats Unseated in Franklin County Primary

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Incumbent Democrats Unseated in Franklin County Primary

Incumbent Zach Scott lost the Democratic primary for Franklin Country Sheriff to Dallas Baldwin, former Lieutenant for the Columbus Police Department. Supporters and members of the Democratic party’s Unity ticket celebrated Baldwin’s Tuesday night win, saying “There’s a new sheriff in town.” Baldwin won 52 percent of the vote, making it the second defeat for […]

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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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Opinion: A New Vision For Columbus

Christine Happel Christine Happel Opinion: A New Vision For Columbus

Columbus is a city of possibilities. Our city is skyrocketing in popularity. It is increasingly recognized as a great place to live, work, play and raise a family. There is so much creative capital in Columbus leading to new solutions. We are a city on the rise. But as the arts, culture and amenities are […]

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School Board Candidates Talk About the District’s Biggest Challenges

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea School Board Candidates Talk About the District’s Biggest Challenges

With the Tuesday’s primary election on the horizon, Columbus is choosing candidates for Mayor and for City Council, and in many respects the campaign for Columbus Board of Education has fallen by the wayside. In an effort to educate voters on the school board candidates appearing, Columbus Underground contacted each candidate and requested answers to […]

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Interview: Andrew Ginther, Candidate for Mayor

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Interview: Andrew Ginther, Candidate for Mayor

With the Columbus primary election approaching on May 5, Columbus Underground has wrapped up a series of interviews with each candidate for mayor. Current City Council President Andrew Ginther was the last candidate to be interviewed, agreeing to sit down and talk with CU at his German Village campaign headquarters on Thursday. Jesse Bethea: Why […]

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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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