Judi French

GOP political consultant Karl Rove speaks at the LBJ Presidential Library and the Texas Book Festival on December 1, 2015.
Jay Godwin / LBJ Library via Flickr Creative Commons

Influential Republican strategist Karl Rove is soliciting donations for an Ohio Supreme Court justice's reelection bid, signaling the stakes involved in controlling the battleground state’s high court when congressional maps are redrawn next year.

Ohio Supreme Court chambers in Columbus, Ohio.
Dan Konik / Statehouse News Bureau

In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the possibility of Democrats gaining the majority on the Ohio Supreme Court. Shane Stegmiller, Statehouse reporter for Hannah News Service, joins the show.

Ohio Supreme Court chambers.
Dan Konik / Ohio Public Radio

Way down at the bottom of the Ohio ballot are two important races – two seats on the Ohio Supreme Court. These are non-partisan races on the ballot, but there are differences between the Republican incumbents and their Democratic challengers.