Mary Taylor

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

Ohio Attorney General and Republican governor candidate Mike DeWine addresses supporters after winning the primary election, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Columbus.
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After a record-setting $10 million battle for the Republican nomination for governor, it was Attorney General Mike DeWine who came out on top with a double digit victory against Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor. It was a tough campaign that saw both sides sling personal attacks against the other. But both are now calling for unity.

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has won the Republican nomination for Ohio governor.

Ohio Republican Candidates for governor Mary Taylor (left) and Mike DeWine.
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The Ohio governor primary is the first election for statewide office since the state supported Donald Trump in 2016. That means we could soon learn a lot about Ohio’s Republican voters and the real impact Trump has had on state politics. 

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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.

Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor
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With a week to go before the primary election, a supporter of Republican governor candidate Mike DeWine is claiming that a $3 million loan to the campaign of DeWine’s opponent was an illegal contribution.

Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray
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The Democratic and Republican candidates for governor have filed their final fundraising reports before the May primary. And Republican Mike DeWine is far out in front.

ECOT, Caught!

Apr 26, 2018
ECOT statehouse rally
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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, Ohio Auditor and Republican Attorney General candidate Dave Yost faces criticism for his handling of whistleblower fraud allegations against the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, or ECOT. Plus, Gov. John Kasich looks to improve background checks and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor takes another step away from Kasich.

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.

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