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As the year comes to a close, candidates are already lining up for next year’s Congressional races – with the seats of both U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi and U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci up for grabs.

Former State Rep. Connie Pillich, State Sen. Joe Schiavoni, former U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley (left to right) met for their third debate, this time in downtown Cleveland.
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Four Democratic candidates for Ohio governor largely avoided criticizing one another in Monday night’s City Club of Cleveland debate, focusing their condemnation instead on Republican state leadership.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, former U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton, State Sen. Joe Schiavoni and former State Rep. Connie Pillich discussed opioids, health care and education during the hour-long event at the Idea Center at Playhouse Square.

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Republican Sen. Rob Portman said he supports making changes to the Affordable Care Act through the tax bill in the works in Congress.

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Ohio public officials offered prayers, condolences and calls for a renewed focus on weapons after a gunman killed at least 58 people and injured over 500 in Las Vegas.

High school football player during the national anthem.
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Even before this weekend’s tweets by President Donald Trump calling for the firings of NFL players who kneel during the national anthem, Ohio high school athletes have taken up the gesture to protest racism and shootings by police.

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The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled in a Miranda rights case from Cleveland. The court says being questioned in the front seat of a police car is not the same as being interrogated while in custody. 

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Immigration advocates in Ohio are protesting what they say is stepped-up deportation enforcement by the federal government. 

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont (D) spoke at the City Club on Monday.
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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders criticized the Trump administration in a speech Monday hosted by the Cleveland City Club.

The former Democratic presidential candidate was also asked to weigh in on a local issue: the deal to fund Quicken Loans Arena renovations with admissions taxes and other public money.

Joe Plott, left, and Bob Harper of United Steelworkers 1123 stand in the union's office in Canton.
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The Golden Lodge in Canton has long served as a headquarters for the workers at Timken Steel. A TV on the wall is tuned to MSNBC. The topic: President Donald Trump.

Bob Harper, the president of United Steelworkers Local 1123, said many of his members supported Bernie Sanders, but some voted for Trump.

The Ohio Statehouse
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The Kasich administration is proposing to change the way it distributes money to local governments. The Ohio governor’s plan would give precedence to communities with less capacity to raise their own funds.

Alex Triantafilou, the chair of the Hamilton County GOP and an elector, posted this picture of the letters he received.
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The Electoral College is set to cast votes for president of the United States on Monday. Ohio’s 18 presidential electors will gather in Columbus at the Statehouse. Some have received a deluge of messages trying to change their votes.

Sherrod Brown
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Ohio U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says he wants President-elect Donald Trump to follow through on a pledge to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, indicating that the door is open for the Democratic senator and new Republican administration to work together on certain issues.

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence encouraged supporters in Strongsville Friday to tell friends and neighbors to vote for Donald Trump. The Indiana governor is making a swing through Ohio ahead of the October 11th voter registration deadline.

According to campaign tracker Cameron Sagester, the business requires people to be on-call and travel constantly, as well as visit places they aren't necessarily allowed to visit.
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If you’re looking for an entry-level job in politics, and you don’t mind being a thorn in the opponent’s side, campaigns have a gig for you: tracker.

Sen. Tim Kaine greets supporters at a Labor Day rally in Cleveland.
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Since the conventions, not a week has gone by without an Ohio visit from one major party presidential ticket or the other. And with a month until early voting begins, the campaigns are planning another week of Ohio visits.

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