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  Ohio is always a battleground state and this year is shaping up to be no different. Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton plan to be coming to campaign in Ohio often this election season.

But political statistics expert Mike Dawson says a lack of voter enthusiasm could be a factor this year.

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Arguments over Ohio’s voting laws will take place tomorrow in the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. At issue is whether laws adopted by GOP legislators, including rules for early and in person voting, are constitutional or whether they disenfranchise low income and minority Ohioans. 

When Columbus-area resident Gunther Lahm and his wife filled out their absentee ballots in Florida back in 2014, they thought their votes would count. But since that time, they’ve learned those ballots did not count because of a mistake -- a mistake they thought they had corrected.

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Just hours after she was chosen to be the first woman to be the presidential nominee of a major political party, Democrat Hillary Clinton took a bus tour through Pennsylvania and Ohio. The final stop was in Columbus.

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Hillary Clinton and her running mate Tim Kaine will head out of Philadelphia today And toward the key swing-state of Ohio. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports on the official beginning of the general election campaign.

After a rally in Philadelphia, Clinton is heading to Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and then onto Youngstown and Columbus over the weekend.

As the DNC was wrapping up, Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper said that the stop in Youngstown is key.

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Ohio delegates at the DNC heard a message of coming together at their required meeting Monday morning. 

It comes as their convention got off to a rocky start under outgoing chair of the Democratic National Committee Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.  

The convention is moving forward in the wake of a leaked DNC email scandal over senior party staff favoring of Hillary Clinton’s nomination and bashing fellow Democrat Bernie Sanders.

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The Ohio congresswoman who unexpectedly took over as chair of the Democratic National Convention this weekend is predicting the party will emerge united behind Hillary Clinton. For Ohio Public Radio, WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more from Philadelphia.

Congresswoman Marcia Fudge is a Clinton supporter who took over as convention chair after Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned amidst leaks of emails showing what many see as a tipping of the Democratic primary scales to boost Clinton over Bernie Sanders.

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  One of those in Quicken Loans Arena a week ago to hear the Republican Party nominate Donald Trump for president was Amanda Renteria, Hillary Clinton’s national political director. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze spoke with Renteria in Cleveland about the differences she sees in the presidential race that others might miss.

Amanda Renteria was in the Q being interviewed when the New York delegation delivered the GOP nomination to Donald Trump. She acknowledged the next day, the experience was a bit surreal.

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One of the Democrats who has been mentioned as a possible vice presidential candidate to run with Hillary Clinton says he flew in to Cleveland to serve as a fact checker for the Republican National Convention.

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Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is calling for a number of reforms to the country's criminal justice system.  She spoke before the NAACP's national convention in Cincinnati today.

Hillary Clinton spoke a day after three police officers were killed in Baton Rouge. Investigators believe the attack and another that killed five officers in Dallas, were prompted by the deaths of two men during contacts with police in Louisiana and Minnesota. Clinton says the deaths show that things need to change.

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While the Republican National Convention in Cleveland is in the spotlight right now, there’s another convention in Ohio that is also attracting attention from political leaders. 

The leader of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus, Rep. Alicia Reece, says her group is holding its caucus in Cincinnati today and tomorrow. Then on Sunday, when the Ohio convention ends, the NAACP’s national convention will begin in the Queen City and will host the Democratic party’s presidential candidate on Monday.

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The needle has moved very little in swing-state Ohio, where Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton remain in a dead heat. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more from the latest Quinnipiac Poll.

 

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This year’s presidential race is defying tradition in many ways. One big difference is the ground game.

It’s a warm, sunny Saturday morning in Delaware County, in many years one of the most Republican counties in the state. It’s the kind of day when volunteers might not mind taking a walk and knocking on doors.

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The likely Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, was in Columbus Tuesday talking about business and economics. 

The nearly 90 degree heat didn’t keep supporters of Hillary Clinton from filling a building at a Columbus area high school. The room didn’t have air conditioning but that didn’t stop some repeat Hillary attendees such as retired teacher Jane Boyer of Upper Arlington.

“Well this is not the first time I’ve seen Hillary. Every chance I get, I come see her. I’ve got my woman card and I’m happy to have a woman running,” she said.

The race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in Ohio is a dead heat, according to the latest Quinnipiac poll. And as WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports, a lot of people are feeling a lot less enthusiastic about this election than ones in the past. 

 

Tim Ryan Says He'd be Honored to Run with Hillary Clinton

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Two elected officials from Northeast Ohio are said to be on Hillary Clinton's short-list for running mate.

Northeast Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan’s name came up this week in a Wall Street Journal report as a possible vice presidential candidate. And if Clinton asks, he says he would gladly accept.

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As expected, the AFL-CIO has formally endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. But the head of the labor coalition in Ohio acknowledges Donald Trump’s message resonates with some union members. 

Tim Burga says Hillary Clinton has earned union support through her detailed economic platform, and support for a higher minimum wage, collective bargaining and keeping jobs from heading overseas. He says union leadership will push those specifics hard – especially with Ohio members who are considering Donald Trump.

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Ohio’s Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown says he’s seen some movement this week toward a federal bill that would limit access to guns. 

Brown was among the 37 senators who joined the 15-hour filibuster led by Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy this week to try to force the Senate to take up two gun bills.

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  Many of the 700 people who gathered in Cleveland Monday to hear Hillary Clinton speak said they wanted her talk about the weekend’s terror attack in Orlando – and about the availability of guns in America. As WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports, she did both.

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Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown says Hillary Clinton becoming the nation’s first woman to win a major party presidential nomination is an emotional victory for everyone, especially women.   

Brown says he thought first of his daughters and granddaughters after hearing the news following Tuesday’s primaries. And he remembered what he said recently to her husband, former President Bill Clinton.

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  Ohio’s Democratic senator, Sherrod Brown, keeps saying he’s not interested in running for vice president. And his name keeps showing up in stories about Hillary Clinton’s short-list of potential running mates. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports that Brown repeated his insistence today that the Senate is where he wants to remain. But he left the door open ever-so-slightly.

Brown joined the conference call with reporters as he was on his way to Columbus to join Vice President Joe Biden for the official announcement of expanded overtime rules and compensation.

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With a recent poll showing Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton trailing Donald Trump in Ohio by four points, Ohio’s top elected Democrat is defending Clinton when it comes to trade.

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For the first time, a major poll shows presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump leading Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton in Ohio.

As Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports, it's the first Quinnipiac poll released since John Kasich and Ted Cruz left the GOP contest.

For months, John Kasich had said he was the only one who polls showed could beat Clinton.

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Ohio's Sen. Sherrod Brown is on the list of  potential running mates for Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton's presidential ticket --  though he has said repeatedly that he's not interested.

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Governor John Kasich’s win on the Republican side of Ohio’s presidential primary, and Hillary Clinton’s win among Democrats could have big implications. WKSU’s Tim Rudell talked with John Green, Director of the University of Akron’s Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, about what it could mean.

Green says Ohio has long been an important state in presidential politics, and sometimes in the nominating process.   The Kasich's victory create one of those times.

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The Democratic candidates battling for the party’s nomination have made it clear that Ohio is the state to win in tomorrow’s next set of primaries. The huge push from both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders to win Ohio included a big dinner in Columbus.

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