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Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray
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Democratic candidate for governor Richard Cordray says his Republican opponent Mike DeWine has failed to adequately address the opioid crisis as the state's Attorney General.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden has thrown his support behind some of Ohio’s Democratic candidates ahead of the 2018 election.

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Most of the Democrats running in statewide races spoke at an Ohio Young Black Democrats event over the weekend near Cleveland, addressing several issues including voter turnout.

The Supreme Court Decision on Sports Betting

May 16, 2018
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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday to give states the power to decide if they want to allow betting on sports events. The decision was the latest milestone in an decades-old dispute on the pros and cons of such gambling.

Join us today as we discuss plans already underway in other states to take advantage of the ruling, legislation in the works that would allow Congress to gain more control of the betting, and opinions on the issue from Ohio leaders. 

Ohio Gov. John Kasich
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Gov. John Kasich had a message for both his fellow Republican and the Democrat who were winners in yesterday’s primary for governor.

Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray
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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.

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It's a special edition of Snollygoster, Ohio's political podcast from WOSU Public Media, as hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown recap the state's primary election results. This was a jam-packed, but not particularly surprising, night, as voters decided candidates for governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House, treasurer and too many more to count.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray shakes hands with supporters during an election night event Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Columbus.
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Former Ohio Attorney General and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Chief Rich Cordray will be running as the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in November after winning last night’s primary. His victory was resounding.

Midterms, especially primaries, are won and lost by activists.

Ohio Primary Results

May 9, 2018
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Today we take a look at the results of Ohio's primary races, and what the outcomes could mean for the general election come November.

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Former Consumer Financial Bureau director Richard Cordray has won the Democratic primary for Ohio governor.

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Boxes of campaign literature clutter the floors and signs cover the walls of Cordray’s Columbus office. All of this, and a sign inviting volunteers to enjoy campaign snacks, serves as a testament to long hours spent on outreach efforts there.

Rich Cordray steps into the Laborers Local 574 hall in central Ohio. The hall is small – a dot of blue voters in the sea of red that is rural Ohio. Cordray was expected to be the unbeatable candidate in Tuesday's Ohio Democratic gubernatorial primary.

The former head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has name recognition and Democratic street cred for once being dissed by President Trump.

Dennis Kucinich and Richard Cordray
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Less than a week before Election Day, four in 10 Democratic voters remain uncertain who they want to be their nominee for governor. The latest Baldwin Wallace University poll also shows the Republican side a lot more consolidated.

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Snollygoster is the new Ohio politics podcast from WOSU Public Media. Every week, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown dive into the week’s biggest stories in Columbus and around the state.

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