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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.

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.

Susan Walsh / Associated Press

In front of a large college crowd, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray got a boost today from Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a progressive favorite.

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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.

John Minchillo / Associated Press

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.

Brennan Linsley / Associated Press

The Democratic primary for governor in Ohio could well boil down to where the candidates stand and what kind of record they have on gun control.

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As the primary comes closer, the four Democratic men who would like to be Ohio’s next governor are talking up their ideas to battle the state’s opioid crisis. The options range from using Ohio’s rainy-day fund to medical marijuana.

Steve Helber / Associated Press

Appearing with Mayor Andrew Ginther in Columbus on Monday, Richard Cordray announced his plan to combat the opioid epidemic in Ohio.

Brennan Linsley / Associated Press

Columbus and several other Ohio cities are considering legislation on guns if state lawmakers don’t pass gun law reforms – despite a state law from that prevents them from passing stricter laws.

Dennis Kucinich, from left, Bill O'Neill, moderator WTOL-TV anchor Jerry Anderson, Joe Schiavoni and Richard Cordray take part in the Ohio Governor Democrat debate Wednesday night in Toledo.
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The four major candidates in the Democratic primary for governor met for their first debate of the year Wednesday night at a high school in Toledo - and it was the first meeting for this group of contenders. The event got heated a few times.

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