Mary Taylor

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Apr 23, 2018
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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.

Mary Taylor Scores Another Conservative Ally: Ted Cruz

Apr 19, 2018
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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has endorsed Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor in the race for Ohio governor.

With a little over three weeks until the primary, the Republican candidates for governor and their supporters are spending millions on advertising. The mostly-negative ad war is heating up, but one candidate is dispatching lawyers to try and stop it.

Ohio Republican Candidates for governor Mary Taylor (left) and Mike DeWine.
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If you happen to be a fan of name-calling, low blows and street brawls, you couldn't help but love Ohio's Republican primary for governor.

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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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Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor continues to call for a debate with Attorney General Mike DeWine – saying her opponent in the Republican primary for governor has been unclear and even flip flopped on Medicaid expansion. But it appears Taylor also has made a major change on that issue.

Ohio Republican Candidates for governor Mary Taylor (left) and Mike DeWine.
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Medicaid expansion is one of Republican Gov. John Kasich’s signature accomplishments, but it’s unlikely to remain if either his lieutenant governor or the attorney general is elected to replace him. That would create a crisis for some 700,000 Ohioans in Medicaid expansion, most of whom are chronically ill or drug addicted.

Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor
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The co-chairman of the Republican National Committee chastised one of the party’s Ohio governor candidates on Thursday for an ad he called “false and misleading,” and mocked her attempts to align her campaign with President Trump.

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, while the state battles with cities over gun control, the race to replace John Kasich as governor has entered contentious territory. And as conservative Republicans call for more abortion restrictions, new reports find that some areas of Ohio are no longer safe swimming for the GOP.

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