M.L. Schultze

A few hours after Donald Trump drew as many as 20,000 people to the IX Center on Cleveland’s west side, Hillary Clinton was on the east side speaking to a predominantly African American church about issues including the economy, criminal justice reform and voting rights.

But she began with a criticism of Trump.

John Kasich is racing through Ohio, with nearly a dozen campaign stops scheduled through Monday. And where he cannot be, his advocates are. WKSU’s M.L.

Here are some answers from Ohio’s Secretary of State’s office to other questions about Tuesday’s vote. If you have more, please write to news@wksu.org or post them on our facebook page, and we’ll do our best to find and add the answers.

This story has been updated following the release of the GOP numbers.

  A new poll of likely voters in next Tuesday's Ohio primary shows Hillary Clinton is likely to win among Democrats and Trump continuing to lead Gov. John Kasich.

On the Republican side:

In Ohio, the economy remains the issue as it has been for decades. But that’s not always addressed – or addressed deeply – by the candidates. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze spoke with one of the reporters who is part of a statewide project to ensure the personal economic concerns of Ohioans are part of the larger presidential campaign of 2016.

While the presidential debates veer into personal style and body parts, Ohioans main concern remains the economy. So a number of newspapers and other partners, including WKSU, are approaching this year’s election by challenging the candidates to focus on the economy.

  Ohio’s congressional map – as it is currently drawn – has made things easier for Republicans – easier still for incumbent Republicans. But three of those incumbent Republicans are facing challenges from the right in this month’s primary. And as WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports for Ohio Public Radio -- Donald Trump, turnout and the tea party are likely play a role in each race.

State GOP officials launched their public ‘Stop Trump’ effort in earnest today, even as Donald Trump drew an enthusiastic crowd at a rally in Columbus. 

Youngstown’s mayor and the former Mahoning County commissioner have pleaded guilty to charges in a decade-long corruption scandal. But, as WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports for Ohio Public Radio, the plea deal reached today will allow the mayor to run for re-election next year.

 

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.

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