Donald Trump

Donald Trump speaking at one of his rallys
KAREN KASLER / OHIO PUBLIC RADIO

The chairman of the Ohio Republican Party has come out with some of his strongest language yet on his party's leading candidate – Donald Trump.

Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

Ohio Republican Party chair Matt Borges calls Trump’s comments against Muslims, including his proposal for a total travel ban, a divisive message.

McKinley's front-porch campaign
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Karl Rove – the Fox News analyst and architect of George W. Bush’s political victories -- was standing literally in the shadow of the McKinley Monument last weekend. He was in Canton to press the point of his new book: that the modern GOP has a lot to learn from one of Ohio’s often overlooked presidents. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on why Rove sees William McKinley as a better model for these political times than Donald Trump.

Kasich at the Council on Foreign Relations
COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS

John Kasich says he has no interest in being vice president. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on the Ohio governor’s counter to speculation that -- if his GOP presidential bid fails – he’ll still appear on the November ballot.

After his speech to the Council on Foreign Relations Wednesday, Kasich was asked what he’d do  if Donald Trump asked him to be his running mate.

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