M.L. Schultze

Even with the focus on Super Tuesday next week, Democratic candidates are starting to look further ahead – to the often-crucial state of Ohio and its March 15 primary. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports on Bernie Sanders’ visit to northeast Ohio today (Thursday) , where he spoke in soaring terms of a commitment to the poor and middle class – and disparagingly of the state of American politics.

Two new polls of Ohio voters show a virtual tie in a head-to-head matchup between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton – and a lot of voters who don’t like either one. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze takes a closer look at the polls, which have one significant difference.

Donald Trump narrowly leads Gov. John Kasich among Republicans in two polls released this week of Ohio’s voters. But polling also shows both Democrats and Republicans looking for a more moderate tone in D.C.

A pair of polls released today (Wednesday) shows Ohio’s U.S. Senate race is a dead heat – if Ted Strickland wins the Democratic nomination in less than three weeks. 

David James, the head of Akron’s public schools, gave his annual update today on the state of the school district – and public education in Ohio. After his speech to nearly 400 people at the Akron Press Club,  WKSU’s M.L. Schultze talked with James about some of the key issues.

Ohio’s primary is now  three weeks away and a new poll shows Donald Trump is leading the race even in Gov. John Kasich’s home state. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more from the latest Quinnipiac Poll.

  The latest Quinnipiac poll of Ohio voters shows not even Gov. John Kasich can top Donald Trump among Republicans here, and Hillary Clinton has a big advantage over Bernie Sanders. For Ohio Public Radio,WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on the results released this morning.

Two of the three Democrats who want to run against incumbent U.S. Sen. Rob Portman in the fall debated today in Cleveland. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on what the debate said about their candidacies and about that of the missing third candidate.

  Ohio has three weeks until voters pick the winner of the three-way primary for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate. But Ted Strickland --  the candidate with most the money, endorsements and name recognition -- was a no-show for a debate today at The City Club of Cleveland.

That left Cincinnati Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld and Cincinnati activist Kelli Prather to answer questions ranging from guns to civil rights to energizing voters.   

Click here to a  story on NPR digging deeper on Gov. Kasich's record as Ohio's governor.