News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Knight Foundation

NOCHE

Area Agency on Aging 10B, Inc.


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Government and Politics




Seating, guests, questions highlight Ohio's place at the GOP convention
Davidson says everyone wants to know how the swing state is going
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE
This story is part of a special series.


Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
 
Jo Ann Davidson says plenty of Republicans want to know how things stand in Ohio.
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Ohio’s place in this year’s presidential race is being further cemented at the Republican National Convention. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more from Tampa.

 

Schultze on Ohio's special status

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:15)


Because of the threat of Hurricane Isaac, it’ll be an extra day before the any delegates actually get onto the convention floor. But when Ohio’s delegates do get their Tuesday, they’ll be front and center.

That’s much the position the Buckeye State got four years ago in St. Paul, when Ohio’s former House Speaker Jo Ann Davidson was co-chairing the convention. But Davidson said Sunday that Ohio’s place then, and now, has to do with its role as a key swing state.

“Bob Bennett and I have been down here since Wednesday and every meeting that we have been in, every person we meet any place, their first question to us is “How are we doing in Ohio?” and that is the key question. … There are a lot of states in play, this is a key state, we know that, they’re looking at us obviously to deliver  in this situation.”

Bennett is the state GOP party chairman. At this morning’s Ohio delegate breakfast, Mitt Romney’s youngest son is speaking along with the former press secretary for President George W. Bush, Ari Fleisher. Ohio’s Sen. Rob Portman, who also has a prime time speaking slot on the convention floor, will also be a guest at the breakfast.

 


Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook





Stories with Recent Comments

Nature and nourishment down by the river at the Metroparks' Merwin's Wharf
I love QUICKBITES! I look forward to it every week. One question: is it possible to include a link to the restaurant or store that you profile? Thanks!

Canton's proposed Timken-McKinley school merger is drawing spirited debate
From a sports opinion Varsity would have a lot more talent to choose from So Im sure varsity sports would improve.Also Timkens name would be much more published...

Canton school board will decide whether to merge high schools
I really hope we can save those jobs, usually we try to cut budgets but the demand is still the same. Then we look bad a year or two after the descion is made. ...

FirstEnergy wants PUCO guarantees on nuclear and coal prices
Would just comment that the plant has admitted the following (as reporting in the Akron Beacon Journal): "The utility has said it may have difficulty keeping t...

Mozzarella's easy when you have a way with curd
Hello, Where can I get such a heater that you have? Does it hold temperature that you set? What brand and model is it? Thank you in advance!! :)

Pluto: A healthy LeBron James is the key for the rocky Cavs
It's time to back our Cleveland professional teams through thick and thin. I've seen management, players and coaches come and go and it hasn't changed a thing. ...

Legal marijuana group offers new details about ballot issue
Americans feel as if they should have the right to decide on their own if and when it is or is not a responsible time to have a drink or smoke a joint. The fac...

The PUCO is assessing what happened in Akron's AT&T outage
not the first time for that steam pipe break... happened in the late 70's when the office was being converted to electronic switch ESS.. was a big mess then but...

The freeze of green-energy standards hurts Ohio wind and solar industries
What do we do at night and when the wind isn't blowing? Where does the power come from to back-up these renewable sources?

Gov. Kasich may still face budget battles with Ohio lawmakers
Governor Kasich continues to disappoint many of us who voted for him when he was elected Governor four years ago. It is way past time for charter schools to b...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University