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Democrat Jill Schiller is out campaigning hard in Ohio's Second Congressional District, harder than anyone else has since incumbent Republican Brad Wenstrup first won the seat in 2012.

Raise your hand if you ever, for a second, believed that FC Cincinnati really wanted to put a soccer stadium in the cramped quarters of Oakley.

OK, now raise your hand if you believed in the fairytale of sticking a Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium in the middle of Newport. FC Kentucky, anyone?

John Minchillo / Associated Press

This is how it usually works in a gubernatorial or U.S. Senate election in Ohio: The candidate for governor or U.S. Senator who racks up a huge margin of victory usually helps lift up the down-ticket statewide candidates of his party.

Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray
Associated Press

Game on.

The field is set for this fall's Ohio gubernatorial race, with the Associated Press calling both the Democratic and Republican races early in the evening.

Dennis Kucinich and Richard Cordray
Associated Press

Next Tuesday's race for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination between Richard Cordray and Dennis Kucinich has the potential to keep a lot of Ohio Democrats up until the wee hours of the morning.

John Minchillo / Associated Press

O.K., Ohio gubernatorial candidate Dennis Kucinich, you may have your hands full explaining this to Democratic primary voters.

Ohio House

Here's a truism in politics: More often than not, one politician's ugly mess is another politician's dream come true.

Ohio Republican Candidates for governor Mary Taylor (left) and Mike DeWine.
AP Photos

If you happen to be a fan of name-calling, low blows and street brawls, you couldn't help but love Ohio's Republican primary for governor.

Brennan Linsley / Associated Press

The Democratic primary for governor in Ohio could well boil down to where the candidates stand and what kind of record they have on gun control.

Steve Chabot / Facebook

So, what does it mean when the professional tea leaf readers move a Congressional race from a “Likely Republican” status to a “Leans Republican” status?

Allegra Boverman

Here in Ohio, where Gov. John Kasich has a little more than 10 months left in office, voters are starting to focus in on who will be elected this year to follow him into the governor's office.

Hamilton County Clerk Of Courts

Game on. Aftab Pureval versus U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot in Ohio's 1st Congressional District.

For all the marbles.

Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor
Dake Kang / Associated Press

Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor – who wants to be the next governor of Ohio – is running away from Gov. John Kasich at the speed of light.

Jim Renaccci / Facebook

As recently as six weeks ago, Rep. Jim Renacci, the Republican from Wadsworth in Northeast Ohio, was gung-ho about running for governor of the state of Ohio, making speeches about how an "outsider" like him could come in and fix what's broken in Columbus.

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