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Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listen as Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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California Sen. Kamala Harris urged Democrats in Ohio on Sunday to channel their emotions about the confirmation process involving Brett Kavanaugh into ousting elected Republicans this fall.

Democratic governor nominee Rich Cordray with the rest of the Democratic ticket for statewide office in Columbus get ready to kickoff a tour of Ohio.
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The Democratic candidates at the top of the fall ballot are hitting the road for a bus tour of Ohio. The candidates say their platform is a universal message that will connect to more than just liberal voters.

Ohio Democratic Party chair David Pepper
Ohio Public Radio

A new union representing campaign workers that had criticized the Ohio Democratic Party over pay and benefits has reached a tentative settlement.

Ohio Democratic Party chair David Pepper
Ohio Public Radio

In July, the Ohio Democratic Party recognized a new union that was formed to represent campaign workers. Now, a few weeks before the election, that union is taking issue with the party, which has long leaned on labor to support its candidates.

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris of California will speak the Ohio Democratic Party annual dinner in October.
Kamala Harris

Last month, President Donald Trump headlined the Ohio Republican Party’s annual state dinner. Now the Ohio Democratic Party has also chosen a high-profile speaker for its annual event.

Allegra Boverman

Ohio gained 20,000 new private sector jobs in May, meaning the state is outpacing the nation in job growth rate this year. That’s despite having no measureable job growth in all 2017.

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.

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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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.

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.

Democrats in the Ohio House are in the process of picking a new state representative for Barberton and south Akron.  Greta Johnson, who held the 35th  House District seat since January of 2015, has resigned to become assistant Summit County law director.  

Who will finish Greta Johnson’s term—it runs through the end of 2018 —is up to the House Democratic Caucus, says Professor Stephen Brooks of the University of Akron’s Bliss Institute of Applied Politics.

David Betras realized Hillary Clinton's odds of winning the presidency were in peril — back in March of last year.

Betras, the chairman of the Mahoning County Democratic Party, lives in an area of Ohio that traditionally votes for Democrats. But during the Ohio primary, Betras saw 18 people on his own precinct committee defect and cross party lines to vote Republican.

Where Ohio Democrats Go From Here

Nov 10, 2016
Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper
David Pepper

Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s loss to Republican President-elect Donald Trump wasn’t the only blistering defeat for Ohio’s Democratic Party. The state Legislature, which was already Republican-dominated, became even redder. And Democrats were beat back in a challenge for a U.S. Senate. So where does the state party go from here?

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The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to get involved in a case involving planned activities by the Trump campaign at polling places in Ohio on Election Day.

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Democrats say they’ll appeal a decision announced yesterday in a case involving activities planned near polling places on Tuesday by Donald Trump’s campaign.

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