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Politics
8:10 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Howard Wilkinson's Monday chat: On Rob Portman; and the passing of an Ohio political legend

Howard Wilkinson

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with Maryanne Zeleznik Monday morning about Rob Portman's re-election chances and the passing of an Ohio political giant, former GOP chairman Bob Bennett.

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Politics
4:00 am
Sun December 7, 2014

Now that he says he's not running for president, how will Portman fare in re-election bid?

Sen. Rob Portman threw a bucket of cold water on those who were hot to see him run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination when he announced Monday that he would be running for re-election to a second term in the Senate instead.

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Politics
8:08 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Portman decides to forego presidential bid to run for re-election to the Senate

Sen. Rob Portman
Credit Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, has put an end to speculation that he might run for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination by saying he will run for a second term in the Senate.

Portman, the 59-year-old first term senator from Terrace Park, had been mulling over the possibility of a 2016 run for the presidency for months, encouraged by political advisers and major GOP campaign contributors.

Portman told WVXU Tuesday that he is looking forward to being part of the new Republican majority in the Senate - a majority he helped create as the Senate GOP's chief fundraiser in 2014.

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Politics
8:03 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning chat: WIll Cincinnati ever host a presidential convention?

Howard Wilkinson

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with Maryanne Zeleznik about the possibility that Ohio will host both the Democratic and Republican national conventions in 2016; and the chances of Cincinnati to land one in 2020.

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Politics
6:33 am
Sun November 30, 2014

If Ohio hosts both presidential conventions, it won't be the first state to do so

If there was ever any question that Ohio would once again be a pivotal state in the 2016 presidential election, it was laid to rest last week.

On Wednesday, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced that Columbus was among three finalists for the 2016 presidential nominating convention – the others being Philadelphia and New York.

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