David Pepper

Ohio House

Here's a truism in politics: More often than not, one politician's ugly mess is another politician's dream come true.

Bill O'Neill
Bill O'Neill

The entry of Richard Cordray into the Democratic primary for governor raises questions about what Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill will do now.

O’Neill, who last month came under fire for his controversial Facebook posts outlining his personal sex life, is waiting to see what Cordray does before deciding on whether to run.

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The Treasury Secretary came to Columbus to promote Republican lawmakers’ $1.5 trillion tax reform plan, which they say will grow the economy, make the tax code simpler and create a middle-class tax cut. But not everyone agrees.

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Both Republicans and Democrats are saying Tuesday’s vote gives them reasons to be hopeful about next year’s statewide election, which includes the race for governor.

Bill O'Neill
Bill O'Neill

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill’s announcement over the weekend that he intends to run for governor has some wondering how that will affect the four people already in the Democratic race.

It also raises questions about whether his entry could force another potential candidate to jump in from the sidelines.

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There is hardly a significant campaign for high office that goes by without a fight over debates.

Will we have them? How many will have? Where will they be? What will the ground rules be?

Ohio Democratic Party chair David Pepper
Ohio Public Radio

The leader of Ohio’s Democrats says the announcement by Attorney General Mike DeWine that he’ll be a candidate for Governor in the Republican primary is good news for Democrats.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announces a law suit against five major drug companies.
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

Ohio’s Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against five major drug companies that make opioids, saying they have contributed to the overdose crisis here. Ohio leads the nation in the number of opioid deaths, with more than 4000 in 2016.

During the past week, two more candidates officially launched their campaigns for governor in 2018.

That means there are now expected to be four Democrats and four Republicans running for governor. There’s a lot of interest in the top job, but what about the other races for next year’s election?

Ohio Democrats Gather Tonight To Pick Presidential Delegates

Jan 5, 2016
Ohio Democratic Party

Ohio Democrats are hoping for thousands of people to show up in all 16 of the state’s congressional districts Tuesday night to pick delegates to the Democratic presidential convention this summer.

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