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.

Hospice of the Western Reserve

Hennes Paynter Communications

Greater Akron Chamber


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
People


DeWine resigns under pressure as Ohio GOP chief
Bob Bennett may come out of retirement to keep things running
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


Reporter
Jo Ingles
 
In The Region:

Updated: Three unions, including the United Food and Commercial Workers, are backing Anthony Giardini in his challenge of Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern. Redfern has the support of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald.

After more than a year of infighting, the head of the Ohio Republican Party is stepping down. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles has details.

INGLES: Why DeWine was dumped

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (2:20)


There’s been a rift between Republican Governor John Kasich aand Republican Party Chief Kevin DeWine for more than a year now.  Just last week, Doug Priesse, the head of the Franklin County Republican Party, said DeWine needed to step down because his leadership isn’t effective.

"There’s plenty of blame to go around in all directions," Priesse said. "We do have a problem of a lack of unity so the status quo just isn’t good enough."

Kasich’s allies had fielded their own candidates for seats on the Republican statewide committee, and as of last week, Priesse thought enough new Kasich allies had been elected to be able to oust DeWine from the post. 

And now DeWine says he will step down once he oversees the election for his successor at a statewide meeting of Republican party leaders next Friday. DeWine says he’ll remain on the leadership committee.

One name that’s floating around as a possible replacement for DeWine is former Ohio Republican Party Chair Bob Bennett. Bennett says he’s been approached by some of the state committee members about taking the post, and he's considering it. But Bennett says he’s not yet ready to do a taped interview about the issue. 

In his written resignation letter, DeWine says he "cannot in good conscience let that fight go forward. If I did, it would be putting my personal interests over our party’s best interests. And I care too much about our work to do that."

The Ohio Republican Party isn't the only one fighting internal battles.
Some leaders in the Ohio Democratic Party want to oust chairman Chris Redfern. But some major unions are now coming out in support of Redfern.  And since unions provide significant support for the party, it makes it less likely that efforts to remove Redfern would be successful at this time.

Listener Comments:

Actually most unions are supporting Redfern's opponent. He only has ONE union supporting him. You guys aren't doing a very good job researching these things.


Posted by: Mark (Akron) on April 5, 2012 7:04AM
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

Northeast Ohio undocumented immigrants praying for a miracle
Stop it, just stop it. They are not undocumented but illegal aliens. I live in a 'sanctuary' city and it's not pretty. Dahlberg is a notorious trouble maker in ...

Ohio survey shows low-income people are choosing phones over food
Where is this study published? no sign of it on google scholar. is there a cite

The Akron Sound rocks the porches
fabulous group interview! you covered so much in so little time. wish i could be there for porch rockr.

Head of Ohio Dems says Kasich administration is lying about Suarez contacts
when Kasich's mouth is open , he's lying. Look what he did at Lehmans brothers and then lied about it all during the campaign. If a GOP didn't lie, he or she ...

Canton's Basilica of St. John absorbs news of the pope at morning Mass
Hello Chris,Marina,and Patrice, I just read this article and you all look great. I'm on facebook Jean Dutcher in blue and white stripped blouse. I"M so glad to ...

Exploradio: Avoiding the 'acting-white' trap
Growing-up black and being black should not determine that you will not speak well or will not be a high achiever in your goals in life.But society te nds to la...

Charter-school supporters to rally at Statehouse
I am on the bus now headed to the rally. Horizon is an excellent school. My son is is 7 th grade. The teachers and administrators are top notch and spend so m...

Former Nursing Home Land Added to Parks
In addition, LED technology also plays a very important role in advertising- LED placard is very, very useful for shop owners.

Ohio Supreme Court hears arguments on school funding
That's not true. Other school districts HAVE followed this law and done this. Oakhills is one of them and how they were able to provide technology for their s...

Death and beauty at Cleveland's Museum of Contemporary Art
What a disgusting story to air at lunch time.

Copyright © 2014 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