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Ohio I Voted Stickers
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Nearly two dozen groups and individuals are asking Ohio’s top elections official for a list of voters who could be dropped from the rolls this fall, so they can try to get them re-registered.

The Ohio Republican Party said the Democrats vying for the White House expressed far-left ideas and characterized their policies as socialist after watching the two rounds of presidential debates.

Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper (left) and Ohio Republican Party Chair Jane Timken (right).
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The state will continue its fight to defend Ohio’s Congressional map in court, after last week’s federal court ruling that the map is unconstitutionally gerrymandered. Attorney General Dave Yost on Monday requested an emergency stay of the decision, but the map's fate will likely be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Republican slate for statewide candidates at a rally in Columbus.
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

The slate of Republican nominees on the statewide ticket is hitting the road for a bus tour of Ohio, a few weeks after Democrats did the same.

highway in Columbus
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Republican leaders in the Ohio House and Senate are criticizing Democrat Rich Cordray and his campaign for governor. GOP lawmakers who control the Legislature say Cordray is making expensive promises.

President Donald Trump speaks to the Ohio Republican Party State Dinner, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Columbus.
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The Ohio Republican Party held the biggest annual fundraising dinner in the organization’s history on Friday – headlined by President Trump.

The Trump factor will certainly be part of this fall’s midterm elections and Ohio’s major statewide races this fall, with some experts predicting big wins for Democrats. However, guests at the annual state dinner say they’re unified behind their party.

President Donald Trump speaks during the 2018 Ohio Republican Party State Dinner, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio.
John Minchillo / AP

President Donald Trump sought to unite Ohio's fractious state Republican Party on Friday, bitterly complaining about "negative, nasty" Democrats and warning that the Democratic contender for governor would "destroy your state."

President Donald Trump and U.S. Senate candidate Jim Rennaci.
Manuel Balce Ceneta / Associated Press

President Donald Trump's mission is to rally Republicans behind GOP candidates in the nation's premier swing state. But when he steps into battleground Ohio on Friday, he's entering a state — and a Republican Party — deeply divided by his presidency.

Ohio Governor John Kasich
Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press

Gov. John Kasich says he won’t be at the Ohio Republican Party’s biggest annual fundraising event, which this year will feature President Trump, who is both a Kasich critic and a frequent target of Kasich’s criticism.

President Donald Trump and U.S. Senate candidate Jim Rennaci.
Manuel Balce Ceneta / Associated Press

President Donald Trump will return to Ohio later this month to headline the Ohio Republican Party's state dinner.

The Ohio Republican Party is feeling confident going into November’s general election after all of its endorsed statewide candidates won by large margins, starting at the top of the ticket with Mike DeWine as their gubernatorial nominee. The party has a plan to reach out to voters across the spectrum.

When President Trump visited Ohio this week, he had a message for the GOP Senate candidate Rep. Jim Renacci.

"Jim, get in there and fight — we need you, we need you," Trump told the crowd.

A few weeks ago, White House staff personally intervened to persuade Renacci, who had been running for governor, to switch over to the Senate race to take on Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown. That is because GOP front-runner Josh Mandel dropped out last month, saying his wife is dealing with health problems. The move set off a scramble since the filing deadline was this past Wednesday.

Former Ohio Senate President Bill Harris
Ohio Public Radio

Former Ohio Senate President Bill Harris has passed away at the age of 83 after months of battling cancer.

Vote Here sign
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Both Republicans and Democrats are saying Tuesday’s vote gives them reasons to be hopeful about next year’s statewide election, which includes the race for governor.

Lake Erie shore line in Sandusky, Ohio.
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are sifting through President Donald Trump’s budget proposal, which has gotten a lot of heat from Democrats. There’s one issue that has riled up some of Ohio’s leaders on both sides of the aisle.

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