Dennis Kucinich

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O.K., Ohio gubernatorial candidate Dennis Kucinich, you may have your hands full explaining this to Democratic primary voters.

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The Democrats running for Ohio governor made closing pitches to Northeast Ohioans on Saturday, debating before a standing-room crowd of about 200 in Cleveland Heights.

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Gubernatorial candidate Dennis Kucinich is facing staunch criticism for accepting payments for speeches he had delivered to sympathizers of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Kucinich has refused to condemn Assad for allegedly launching chemical attacks against his own people, and has criticized American missile strikes on Syrian military bases.

We'll also look at the GOP race for governor, payday lending, and more with our panel of reporters.

Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich speaks during a news conference announcing his run for Ohio governor, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.
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Snollygoster is the new Ohio politics podcast from WOSU Public Media. Every week, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown dive into the week’s biggest stories in Columbus and around the state.

This week, Democratic candidate for governor Dennis Kucinich is under fire for accepting $20,000 to speak at a conference hosted by a group supporting the regime of Syrian despot Bashar al-Assad. And yet Republicans are still giving Democrats a run for their money when it comes to negative campaigns.

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Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland denounced Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dennis Kucinich for accepting $20,000 to give a speech to a group that supports Syrian president Bashar Assad. 

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Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, a candidate for Ohio governor, reported Tuesday earning speaking fees from a group with sympathies toward the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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Snollygoster is the new Ohio politics podcast from WOSU Public Media. Every week, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown dive into the week’s biggest stories in Columbus and around the state.

This week, controversy takes over the Ohio House as Speaker Cliff Rosenberger announces he’s resigning amid a FBI probe into his overseas travel with two lobbyists for the payday lending industry.

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Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich cited his tough stance on gun control to appeal to young voters, while former Federal Consumer Protection chief Richard Cordray said he had taken on powerful financial institutions, as Democratic hopefuls in the race for governor emphasized their differences Tuesday night ahead of the May 8 primary.

Dennis Kucinich along with running mate Tara Samples call for Ohio cities to lobby for assult weapon bans in Cleveland on Monday.
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The son of a Democratic candidate for Ohio lieutenant governor is accused of making posts online about killing police officers and has been taken into protective custody.

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Snollygoster is the new Ohio politics podcast from WOSU Public Media. Every week, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown dive into the week’s biggest stories in Columbus and around the state.

This week, Gov. John Kasich was in New Hampshire, a state synonymous with presidential politics. But he’s still saying he doesn’t know if he’ll mount another run for the White House in 2020.

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