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In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the effort to make voter registration easier and more accessable in Ohio. Ben Guess, executive director of ACLU of Ohio, joins the show.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, speaks during a meet-and-greet with local residents, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Cresco, Iowa.
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Ohio’s senior U.S. Senator has launched a tour of key presidential primary and caucus states, but says he hasn’t yet decided if he’ll seek the Democratic nomination in 2020. Three campaign experts in Ohio have thoughts on Sherrod Brown’s “Dignity of Work” tour.

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The November election is about 50 days away, with no major statewide candidates this year. That leaves room for both sides of a controversial drug price issue on the ballot to hit the airwaves with millions of dollars in ads. 

Ohio Republican Party Chairman Matt Borges (at podium) at an October 2015 rally to support Gov. John Kasich's 2016 presidential bid.
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The feud between the Donald Trump campaign and Ohio Republican Party chair Matt Borges before the election has turned into a challenge over the state party’s leadership.

The top GOP officeholder in Ohio has weighed in with an unsurprising but significant vote of confidence.

Ohio Republican Party chair Matt Borges (left) and President-elect Donald Trump.
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The chair of the Ohio Republican Party is facing a challenge to his leadership at the state party’s meeting next month, after a public feud with the Donald Trump campaign during the presidential race. Matt Borges is now apparently campaigning to keep his job.

Ohio Republican Party Chair Matt Borges talks with U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) on the convention floor at the RNC in Cleveland in July.
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Insiders are saying that President-elect Donald Trump wants new leadership at the top of the Ohio Republican Party. Trump’s top ally in Ohio is leading the effort to unseat current GOP chair Matt Borges.

Ohio Republican Party Chair Matt Borges talks with U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) on the convention floor at the RNC in Cleveland in July.
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The head of the Ohio Republican Party is likely to have a challenger to his re-election to that position next month. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

Ohio Republican Party chair Matt Borges (left) and President-elect Donald Trump.
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The rift between the Trump campaign and the chair of the Ohio Republican Party blew up into what appears to be a full-blown war.

Ohio Republican Party Chair Matt Borges talks with U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) on the convention floor at the RNC in Cleveland in July.
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This was a devastating weekend for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in Ohio – he lost the support of three GOP officeholders over lewd comments made about women in a 2005 tape that was brought to light on Friday.

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Ohio Republicans are gathering in the Columbus area for a state party organizational session and a meeting of their delegation to this summer's national convention in Cleveland.

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In advance of Trump’s campaign stop in Columbus on Tuesday the head of the Ohio Republican Party held a teleconference conference denouncing Trump. GOP Chair Matt Borges says he believes Governor John Kasich can unify the party. 

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The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered Cuyahoga County to release the data on the comings and goings of Democratic former candidate for governor Ed FitzGerald, the former county executive.

The chair of the Ohio Republican Party has come out with some of his strongest language yet on his party’s leading candidate – Donald Trump. 

10:00 Primary day is upon us, and the airwaves have been relatively free from attack ads. But that doesn't mean all's quiet in the Buckeye State. Today we'll take a look at Ohio's primary system, and examine the threat the Tea Party poses to GOP incumbents. We'll also discuss why electoral excitement is low this year, and what states can do to boost turnout.

The Future of Ohio's GOP

May 15, 2013

10:00 Governor John Kasich's controversial sales tax and medicaid expansion proposals may not have made it into law, but they left a lasting impression; there's a growing rift in the Ohio Republican Party, with Kasich supporters on one side, and more conservative Tea Partiers on the other. Coming up we'll talk with Republicans on both sides of the divide and take a look at the future of the Republican party in Ohio.

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