Ohio Runs Red

Nov 8, 2018

In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the how the Democrats' "blue wave" crashed in our red state. Ohio State University political scientist Paul Beck joins the show.

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In this week's episode:

Is Ohio Still Purple?

Ohio Republicans had a great night on Tuesday, sweeping the statewide races with Governor-elect Mike DeWine at the helm. The blue wave that had been predicted nationally barely struck Ohio, which saw Republicans winning all their re-election bids plus one open seat.

While Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown was re-elected, the night gave a tough loss for Richard Cordray, who had maintained a tie with DeWine throughout the governor campaign. Democrats did pick up two seats on the Ohio Supreme Court, though, including the court's first elected African-American woman.

Too Soon

As he heads into his third term, Brown's name is now being grouped in with other prominent Democratic Senators who may be setting their sights on a presidential run in 2020.

John Kasich GPS

Our governor again made the rounds on several national TV shows. On The View, he mentioned to host Whoopie Goldberg the possibility of an independent running for president.