Republicans

Mary Taylor Scores Another Conservative Ally: Ted Cruz

Apr 19, 2018
John Minchillo / Associated Press

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

Ohio House

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

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.
AP Photos

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.

Supporters of a bill that reform payday lending gather at the Ohio Statehouse.
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

The march towards once again trying to reform Ohio’s payday lending industry has experienced several shifts in momentum. The latest comes from Statehouse Republicans.

A woman who says state Rep. Rick Perales choked and forcibly kissed her has an ultimatum: Drop his bid for reelection or she’ll release graphic text messages he sent her.

Jo Ingles / Statehouse News Bureau

A newly introduced bill from Ohio Republicans that would outlaw abortion entirely is getting a lot of attention on social media and around water coolers. But will it get serious consideration from lawmakers, especially considering some abortion bills – including far less extreme proposals – have not passed? 

Allegra Boverman

Here in Ohio, where Gov. John Kasich has a little more than 10 months left in office, voters are starting to focus in on who will be elected this year to follow him into the governor's office.

Rep. Bill Reineke speaking.
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

Ohio House Republicans have rolled out a plan that would bring big changes for the state's Department of Education and the Board of Education. Supporters say it will bolster the connection between education and career-readiness, while Democrats say it would create a less-responsive state government.

The Ohio Republican Party has voted to endorse Attorney General Mike DeWine as their gubernatorial candidate. DeWine’s running against Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor, who had very strong words for how the endorsement process went down. 

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