2020 Election

WOSU has your guide to the 2020 election in Ohio and around the country. Find stories here on the presidential contest, U.S. House races and more from WOSU and NPR.

John Minchillo / Associated Press

Ohio’s Democratic senator already said he’s considering a campaign for president in 2020, and now a group of supporters are launching an effort to “Draft Sherrod Brown.”


In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the political fallout of GM's announcement that they'll be closing their Lordstown plant. WCPN Ideastream reporter M.L. Schultze joins the show.

Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press

Gov. John Kasich says he’s seriously considering another run for president, the strongest suggestion yet that he might try another campaign.

J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, who is considering a 2020 presidential run, said Sunday that a Democratic presidential candidate hoping to win Ohio should have a message aimed at workers and their needs.

Ohio Governor John Kasich speaks during the Ohio State of the State address in the Fritsche Theater at Otterbein University in Westerville, Tuesday, March 6, 2018.
Paul Vernon / Associated Press

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Thursday while he remains undecided about another presidential run, the midterm election results could suggest a greater opening for an independent or third-party candidate.

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In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss some of the bills passing through this lame-duck session at the Statehouse. Plus, why it's never too early to start talking about 2020.

No one can accuse Ohio's newly re-elected U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of letting the moss grow under his feet.

Sen. Sherrod Brown
Andrew Harnik / Associated Press

Sen. Sherrod Brown, one of just three Democrats who won statewide in Ohio last week, says that his next step in politics may include running for president.

John Minchillo / Associated Press

Sen. Sherrod Brown, one of the winningest Democrats in Ohio history, says he is seriously considering a 2020 presidential run.

President Trump claimed some personal victories in the 2018 midterm results, and as he ticked them off at a news conference on Wednesday he might as well have been walking through the Electoral College map for 2020.

Sherrod Brown
Nick Castele / ideastream

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown quickly shut down speculation today that his appearance at a Democratic policy conference this week is a sign he’s considering a run for president in 2020.

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Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Tuesday that he doesn't know if he will run for president again but that in the meantime he's "trying to be a voice that brings about stability and objectivity in our country."

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.