2018 election

Richard Cordray
Steve Helber / Associated Press

Richard Cordray, the Democrat running for Ohio governor, laid out his health care plan in Cleveland on Tuesday.

John Minchillo / Associated Press

Democrat Aftab Pureval appears to be making headway in his bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot in Ohio’s 1st Congressional District, according to one of the nation's leading political publications.

 Lake County Commissioner Dan Troy and Shelby County Commissioner Julie Ehemann call for future governor to support county governments by restoring revenue.
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

Leaders from Ohio’s 88 counties are calling on two gubernatorial hopefuls to help mend the relationship between state and county governments. 

Troy Balderson / Facebook

President Donald Trump has endorsed state Sen. Troy Balderson for Ohio's 12th Congressional District, saying Balderson "loves our Military, Vets & 2nd Amendment."

On a recent scorching afternoon in Austin, Texas, Democrat Justin Nelson held a bar crawl in three bars within just a few blocks of each other — and each of those three different bars were in three different congressional districts.

"Even in this baking hot Austin sun, you can walk these three blocks without even being totally drenched in sweat, because these districts are so close," said Nelson, who is campaigning to replace the state's Republican attorney general, Ken Paxton, in November.

Second O'Connor Could Join Ohio's 12th District Race

Jul 20, 2018
Matthew Brendan O'Connor
LinkedIn

A second candidate with the last name O'Connor could soon be running for an open congressional seat in Ohio.

Cleveland.com reports that a party spokesman says Matthew Brendan O'Connor is preparing to run for Ohio's 12th congressional district as a Libertarian.

A record number of Muslim Americans ran for statewide or national office this election cycle, the most since the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, made Islam a political target for many, according to Muslim political groups.

Let's play a little bit of the game show Jeopardy! today.

Ohio Republican Governor candidate Mike DeWine speaks while running mate Jon Husted looks on.
John Minchillo / Associated Press

Gov. John Kasich insists that Ohio needs to fight to protect coverage for pre-existing conditions in the Affordable Care Act. Nearly 5 million Ohioans could be affected if that requirement were tossed out.

Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray
Associated Press

The Republican candidate for governor says he’s had a plan to keep Medicaid expansion for all 700,000 Ohioans covered under it. His Democratic opponent calls that a major about-face. It shows there’s been a lot of confusion surrounding this key state policy and what either candidate will do with Medicaid expansion if he is elected.

Gabe Rosenberg / WOSU

Ohio's candidates for governor appear to have different approaches on how they’d pay for infrastructure, as construction costs rise and gas tax revenue declines.

Here's what you have to do sometimes when you are covering politics.

You have to drag yourself to some boring old parlor at a downtown hotel early on a Tuesday morning so you can witness a politician – in this case, GOP Senate candidate Jim Renacci – sign his name to two big pieces of cardboard.

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Renacci held a press conference and mini-rally of supporters at a downtown Cincinnati hotel Tuesday morning where he tried a ploy that was used against his Democrat incumbent Sherrod Brown six years ago.

Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray
Associated Press

Ohio’s two gubernatorial candidates are laying out their plans for how to help children succeed. Both Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray say it all begins before the kids are even born, but Cordray sees one clear difference with his take.

Jay LaPrete / Associated Press

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is taking extra steps to clarify the state's process for clearing voter rolls, outlining some new initiatives aimed at helping voters stay up-to-date.

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