Ted Strickland

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland
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Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland is officially joining the effort to repeal the death penalty, saying he regrets the way he handled capital punishment while he was in office. 

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland
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Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland is endorsing Joe Biden for president. The Democrat says he believes Biden is the best candidate to beat President Donald Trump in Ohio.

There’s certainly an ongoing and uncivil war between many Republicans and Democrats. But two former Ohio governors have called a truce, and created a friendship.

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Gov. Mike DeWine has rolled out a 17 point plan to address gun violence in the wake of a mass shooting in Dayton. Legislative leaders are already warning proposals like new background checks and a so-called "red flag law" could be a tough sell with their members.

As part of our Curious Cbus series about guns in Ohio, several listeners wanted to know how much the NRA—and other gun groups—donate to Ohio lawmakers.

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Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland denounced Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dennis Kucinich for accepting $20,000 to give a speech to a group that supports Syrian president Bashar Assad. 

Former Governor Bob Taft speaks with reporter Jo Ingles.
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All three of Ohio’s living former governors were at the Statehouse this week for an event for the Capitol Square Foundation, which, among other things, raises money for improvements to the Statehouse.

Ohioans heard a lot from Gov. Ted Strickland when he ran for U.S. Senate last year but former governors Richard Celeste and Bob Taft have kept lower profiles after leaving office.

Sen. Rob Portman Wins Reelection Over Ted Strickland

Nov 8, 2016
Rob Portman
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Ohio Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman has won re-election over Democratic former Gov. Ted Strickland in a race Democrats once considered a good opportunity to pick up a Senate seat.

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (left) and U.S. Senator Rob Portman (right) debate for the third and final debate for the U.S. Sentate seat in Cleveland last night

The two major party candidates for U.S. Senate in Ohio held their third and final debate in Cleveland last night at the Ideacenter. Freshman Senator Rob Portman, a Republican, faced former Governor Ted Strickland, a Democrat. As Ideastream’s Mark Urycki reports each tried to link the other to their party’s presidential candidate.

Some observers feel Ohio’s US Senate contest is all but over, with incumbent Rob Portman leading Democratic former Gov. Ted Strickland by around 15 points. But the candidates are continuing their tour of the state with three debates – the first was Friday in Youngstown, and last night they met in Columbus.

A Republican senator from Ohio, who recently rescinded his support for Donald Trump, and his Democratic challenger are set to hold their first debate.

The latest independent poll on the race for one of Ohio’s U.S. Senate seats shows the incumbent with a growing lead. 

This year’s U.S. Senate race has brought the Republican incumbent an endorsement some see as unusual – the backing of the Teamsters Union. But the Democrat in the race says there’s a story behind the endorsement.

A new poll shows Republican Rob Portman with an 11 point lead over Democrat Ted Strickland in the Ohio Senate race.

Statehouse News Bureau

There's rosy news in the high-stakes battle for Ohio's U.S. Senate seat: Both Rob Portman and Ted Strickland are in excellent health.

Statehouse News Bureau

The Democratic Party’s national Senate campaign has pulled back $500,000 in planned TV ad spending to support former Gov. Ted Strickland in his race against incumbent Republican Rob Portman. But Strickland’s campaign says don’t read too much into that.