2018 primary

Women in Politics

May 15, 2018
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In the United States Congress, men outnumber women nearly four to one. Based on the results of last Tuesday's primary election, this may be changing as nearly a third of women running for the House won their major party nominations. Some women running were inspired by the election of Donald Trump to take action.

Join us today as we consider the growing relevance women have in politics.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

May 14, 2018
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After last Tuesday's primaries in Ohio, today's roundtable will reflect on the results and whether there were signs of a potential "blue wave" in the upcoming general election in November.  Join us as we also discuss the number of school levies passed, State Auditor Dave Yost's review of ECOT, Ohio lawmakers' upcoming election of a new House Speaker, and more.

Ohio Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown
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U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci and U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown are preparing for a November showdown.

Christina Hagan / Twitter

Though he’s only made three actual trips to Ohio this year, it seemed like President Trump was around a lot this primary season.

Former Congressman Pat Tiberi at his Ohio Business Roundtable office.
Nick Evans

The candidates for Ohio’s 12th Congressional District race are set, and many analysts believe this is the best shot Democrats have had in years to turn the longtime Republican seat blue. But Pat Tiberi, the last lawmaker to hold the post, is confident the GOP will keep the district.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich
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Gov. John Kasich had a message for both his fellow Republican and the Democrat who were winners in yesterday’s primary for governor.

John Hosted, Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor, from left, his wife Tina, stand with Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine and his wife Fran at an a primary election night rally, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Columbus
Bryan Woolston / AP

The Ohio Republican Party is feeling confident going into November’s general election after all of its endorsed statewide candidates won by large margins, starting at the top of the ticket with Mike DeWine as their gubernatorial nominee. The party has a plan to reach out to voters across the spectrum.

David Pepper, Ohio Democratic Party Chairman, with the party's statewide candidates
Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

Numbers from the Ohio Secretary of State’s office show the so-called "Blue wave," nicknamed for Democratic enthusiasm that’s been evident in other states' races recently, might not be real in Ohio.

Associated Press

Game on.

The field is set for this fall's Ohio gubernatorial race, with the Associated Press calling both the Democratic and Republican races early in the evening.

There's already a record number of women running for House seats and governorships in 2018 — and women Senate candidates are on track to break records as well.

On the first big night of the 2018 primaries this week, those women fared particularly well.

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