Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, left, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., center and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speak during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN/New York Times at Otterbein University.
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In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, host Steve Brown discusses the Democratic candidate debate in Westerville. WOSU reporter Nick Evans and Ohio Public Radio Statehouse bureau chief Karen Kasler join the show.

After a long, steady rise in the polls, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is now vying for front-runner status with former Vice President Joe Biden. On Tuesday night, more moderate candidates took aim at her progressive policy positions as unrealistic and expensive.

"Medicare for All" — the single-payer health care plan supported by both Warren and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders — was the main topic in this moderate-progressive fight.

Protesters including gun rights groups are in downtown Westerville for the Democratic debate at Otterbein University on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.
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Reporters are milling around Otterbein University's campus, the site of Tuesday’s debate in Westerville, but the media aren't the only ones gearing up for the event. Protesters have filled the area around the school as well.

Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, speaks at the Heartland Forum on the campus of Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, Saturday, March 30, 2019.
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Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio 13) is trying something different in his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, by releasing a recording of his policies in a Spotify album.

Labor Day has long been an unofficial start to election season. So far, two rounds of Democratic debates, and two fundraising deadlines have revealed a lot about where the Democratic primary stands.

The Second Round Of Democratic Debates

Aug 1, 2019
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at a Service Employees International Union forum on labor issues, Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Las Vegas.
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The crowded Democratic presidential pool had their second round of debates this week.

Most candidates struggled to set themselves apart from the group while frontrunners looked to maintain their leads.

Today on All Sides, we recap second round of democratic debates and what to expect moving forward.

The Democratic Debates

Jun 27, 2019
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The race for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president kicked off Wednesday evening at the first of two debates in Miami.

Today on All Sides, a recap of the first night round and what to expect in Round Two.

Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Jun 20, 2019
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President Trump officially launched his reelection campaign on Tuesday with a rally in Orlando, Florida. He raised almost $25 million in 24 hours expanding the fundraising gap between him and Democratic front runners. The closest Democratic contender in dollars and cents is Sen. Bernie Sanders with just over $20 million total. 

Meanwhile, the Democrats are fighting for recognition in crowded candidate pool. They’ll meet on the debate stage next Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 27. 

Today on All Sides, a conversation with Ken Rudin, host of the Political Junkie podcast, about the 2020 presidential race, House oversight and more. 

Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown,  (left) and Republican Rep. Jim Renacci speaks during a debate at the Idea Center in Playhouse Square, Sunday in Cleveland.
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Democrat Sherrod Brown and Republican Jim Renacci will go head-to-head on a college campus in their last debate before the U.S. Senate election on November 6.

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Candidates in Ohio's U.S. Senate campaign on Saturday argued in a second debate over different positions on taxes, immigration, gun control, climate change, the influence of money on politics and health care.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray, left, and Ohio Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine wave to the crowd before a debate at Marietta College on Monday.
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The Democratic candidate for Ohio governor wants more debates in the tightly contested race, while his Republican rival said three was enough.

Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray
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The third and final debate between the major party candidates for governor gets underway Monday night in Cleveland. And it’s perfect timing – since voter registration closes Tuesday.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray, left, and Ohio Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine wave to the crowd before a debate at Marietta College on Monday.
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The Republican and Democratic candidates for governor met for their second face-to-face debate, this time taking questions from an audience and via social media at Marietta College.

The candidates were asked about energy, education, the environment and ECOT, the online charter school that closed earlier this year owing millions of dollars to the state for overinflating student attendance.

Watch Live: Cordray, DeWine Hold Second Governor Debate

Oct 1, 2018
Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray
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Ohio's major party governor candidates are ready to meet for another televised debate. You can stream the debate below at 7 p.m.

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Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the second presidential debate Sunday night at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.