The Political Junkie Road Show is happening tonight at the Cincinnati Masonic Center downtown, featuring the men who made Wednesday afternoons appointment listening: The Political Junkie Ken Rudin, and former host of Talk of the Nation, Neal Conan. They are in town for the live show, but will join us today - from Studio A at CET with a live audience - along with our Howard Wilkinson, to talk politics, midterm elections, ask a trivia question, and take your calls and questions.
Tickets for The Political Junkie Road Show tonight at 7:30pm can be purchased at the door. The Cincinnati Masonic Center is located at 317 E. Fifth Street, next to the Taft Theatre.
Yes, the Nov. 4 election was a complete train wreck for the Ohio Democratic Party.
The gubernatorial candidate, Ed FitzGerald, was so abysmally weak that he took only 33 percent of the vote again incumbent Republican John Kasich – the worst drubbing of a Democratic candidate for governor since an unknown state senator named Rob Burch had 25 percent of the vote against popular GOP incumbent George Voinovich in 1994.
Republicans were dancing on their desks Tuesday night. Democrats’ chins were dragging on the floor. But before we shut the door on the 2014 election, here are some final thoughts on what happened Tuesday, especially here in southwest Ohio.
Conventional wisdom had the 9th Ohio Senate District race between former Cincinnati council member Cecil Thomas and current council member Charlie Winburn going down to the wire.
But, in the end, Thomas crushed Winburn, knocking him flatter than a pancake with 57 percent of the vote.