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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh meets Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
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Most of Ohio’s Republican Congressional delegation has signed a letter urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider, and possibly overturn, the landmark abortion decision "Roe v. Wade."

Republican Rep. Bob Gibbs (left) defeated Democratic challenger Ken Harbaugh in Ohio's 7th Congressional district.
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Ohio’s reliably red 7th Congressional District will remain that way, with Republican Bob Gibbs winning his fifth consecutive term despite a well-funded challenge from Democrat Ken Harbaugh.

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In west Dayton, Democratic congressional contender Theresa Gasper spent a recent Saturday afternoon shaking hands and chatting in a string of black-owned barber shops and salons.

Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in Mansfield, Ohio. Pence was in Ohio campaigning for fellow Republicans.
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Vice President Mike Pence campaigned in Mansfield Wednesday. He spoke at a rally of several hundred Republican Party supporters at Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport. 

Democrat Ken Harbaugh (left) and Republican Bob Gibbs at their only debate one week before election day.
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At the only debate in Ohio’s 7th Congressional District race, the candidates collided on the expected issues including healthcare, tax cuts and national security, but the killing of 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh last week came up as well.

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Ohio’s 7th Congressional District runs solidly red through a wide swath of largely rural Northeast and Central Ohio. But for the first time, a well-funded Democratic opponent with a compelling personal story is taking on the GOP incumbent.

This week the Agriculture Committee in Congress looks at stricter work requirements for food stamps as part of the larger farm bill

In the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, able-bodied people without kids can receive food stamps for three months without having to work. After that, they’ve got to get a job or be enrolled in job training for at least 20 hours a week.

People are exempt from those rules if they are pregnant, younger than 18 or older than 49.

Ohio Casino Control Commission chairperson Charles Saxbe discusses regulating Ohio casinos and ensuring the industry operates with integrity; and Columbus Dispatch City Hall reporter Bob Vitale joins the discussion with a focus on economic development incentives and other issues related to Penn National Gaming’s plans for the casino in Columbus. A conversation with Congressman-elect Bob Gibbs (18th District).