Hillary Clinton

John Kasich

Both Republican and Democratic presidential candidates are making frenetic dashes across Ohio in the days leading up to tomorrow’s primary – pushing their messages at nearly two-dozen town halls, rallies and quick stops with supporters. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has these snapshots of some of the events and the people who attend them.

Hillary Clinton at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church

A few hours after Donald Trump drew as many as 20,000 people to the IX Center on Cleveland’s west side, Hillary Clinton was on the east side speaking to a predominantly African American church about issues including the economy, criminal justice reform and voting rights.

But she began with a criticism of Trump.

  "The ugly, divisive rhetoric from Donald Trump, and the encouragement of violence and aggression, is not only wrong, but dangerous. If you play with matches, you start a fire you can’t control. That is not leadership, that is political arson.”

Photo of Bill Clinton campaigning in Columbus

Bill Clinton’s visit to Ohio on behalf of his wife comes the day after her opponent, Bernie Sanders, scored a surprise upset in the Michigan primary.

Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler says supporters who came to see the former president campaign for Hillary Clinton had somewhat mixed reactions.

Jacqueline Meadows of Columbus said the Sanders victory in Michigan isn’t a big deal for her.

“Not really concerned – I have some like for Bernie Sanders, too. But I’m voting for Hillary,” Meadows said.

Photo of Hillary Clinton campaigning in Cleveland

Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton told a crowd at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland Tuesday night that she will be tough on American companies that move outside the United States. 

It’s a touchy subject for Clinton, who is trying to win votes in a state that has lost manufacturing jobs in the past decade.

John Kasich announcing his run

This story has been updated following the release of the GOP numbers.

  A new poll of likely voters in next Tuesday's Ohio primary shows Hillary Clinton is likely to win among Democrats and Trump continuing to lead Gov. John Kasich.

On the Republican side:
Voters appear much less certain of their presidential choice than the state’s Democrats.  

Bernie Sanders

Presidential candidates are making a big push to win Ohio and its large share of delegates. That includes Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders who talked one-on-one with Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow. 



Vermont Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders faces a tough battle in Ohio. His rival Hillary Clinton surging in the delegate count, and polls show she could win the Ohio Democratic primary again, as she did in 2008.


photo of Olivet

The Democratic candidates seeking their party’s nomination for president are reaching out to black voters in Cleveland.


Even with the focus on Super Tuesday next week, Democratic candidates are starting to look further ahead – to the often-crucial state of Ohio and its March 15 primary. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports on Bernie Sanders’ visit to northeast Ohio today (Thursday) , where he spoke in soaring terms of a commitment to the poor and middle class – and disparagingly of the state of American politics.

Two new polls of Ohio voters show a virtual tie in a head-to-head matchup between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton – and a lot of voters who don’t like either one. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze takes a closer look at the polls, which have one significant difference.

Image of local elected officials endorsing Clinton

Some top Democrats in Northeast Ohio say Hillary Clinton’s experience is the key to turning the country around, and they’ve officially announced their endorsements of her presidential bid.

Chelsea Clinton

 The daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton told more than 200 mostly African-American and elderly Clevelanders todaythat this election is the most important she has ever faced.

Chelsea Clinton – who grew up amidst political campaigns -- said her perspective about this year’s presidential race is shaped by her being a mother.

 “This election just feels that much more urgent to me. Because whomever we elect as our next president will be stewarding our country and our world and have such a profound impact.’ 

Former Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner

  A lot of Ohio Republicans have been in New Hampshire this week to campaign for Gov. John Kasich. But Ohio Democrats are also speaking out for their candidates.

Former State Sen. Nina Turner of Cleveland is among them. On CNN, she spoke about shifting her support from Hillary Clinton to Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Passing out ballots

This is the place where they choose the people who wear the crazy hats on the convention floor, get wildly passionate about an event others dismiss as political theater – and who – paraphrasing vaudevillian W.C. Fields --  would rather be in Philadelphia ...  even in July.