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Cincinnati councilman PG Sittenfeld wants to know why young married couples tend to leave the city when they start having children.

WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with WVXU's Maryanne Zeleznik about the positives and negatives coming out of the political conventions and what to expect from candidate visits in the coming weeks.

The Hamilton County Board of Elections will take a closer look this morning at challenges to nearly 100 voter registrations. The board is increasingly seeing more challenges at a time when it's already busy trying to prepare for the election.

Sycamore Township's Joseph Janus Jr. estimates he's filed more than 100 voter registration challenges since he began doing it. Why?

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Vice President Joe Biden wrapped up a campaign swing through Southern Ohio Sunday with a stop in suburban Cincinnati. Standing in an atrium at Milford High School, he focused on representing the two presidential candidates as "fundamentally different."

The vice president stuck to familiar themes dinging the Republican party's stance on healthcare - which Biden called "voucher-care", and especially what Mitt Romney had to say about job creation at the Republican National Convention...

Now that the Republicans and Democrats have held their conventions, we’re in the home-stretch of the presidential campaign. The candidates have  less than sixty days to convince voters to choose them to lead the country during the next four years.

The Ohio delegation got a warning from Jesse Jackson about the upcoming election and also heard from former governor Ted Strickland.  Tonight, President Obama speaks (in a dry venue):  Here's the latest from WVXU political reporter Howard Wilkinson in a chat with Mark Heyne:

DNC afternoon update

Sep 5, 2012

Sherrod Brown's re-election battle and a cake from the challengers were a couple of the highlights from the Democratic National Convention today.  The big event tonight involves Bill Clinton, who's played a role in every Democratic National Cnvention since 1972.  Howard Wilkinson speaks with Mark Heyne:

WVXU's Political reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about the Democratic National Convention, from Ted Strickland's speech, to Sherrod Brown talking at the Ohio Delegation Breakfast this morning.

There are quite a few Ohio ties on this first day of the Democratic National Convention from the Health and Human Services secretary to a Cincinnati firefighter who spoke out against Ohio Senate Bill 5.  WVXU's Howard Wilkinson chats with Mark Heyne:

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney chose the battleground state of Ohio and the City of Cincinnati as his first political stop after the Republican National Convention.

More than 3,000 people crammed into the Cincinnati Museum Center to hear a message of hope. Mitt Romney didn't disappoint them.

"America's going to come roaring back. A better future is ahead. It's out there waiting for us. Our families deserve it. Our children demand it. The peace of the planet depends upon it."

91.7 WVXU's political reporter, Howard Wilkinson will be conducting a live, online chat from the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida beginning at Noon EDT on Thursday August 30, 2012.

To take part in the live chat, click here:

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made the rounds at the Republican National Convention today and the topics ranged from foreign policy to football.  Tonight, Senator Rob Portman will speak at the convention.  WVXU's Howard Wilkinson talks with Mark Heyne:

Things are starting to pick up at the Republican National Convention after yesterday's off day.  Howard Wilkinson has the latest in his afternoon update:

Howard Wilkinson will join Mark Heyne each  afternoon this week to talk about what's happening at the Republican National Convention.    Today, reaction from supporters of Rob Portman about not being tapped for VP, and Ohio delegates hear from Newt Gingrich:

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Each morning this week Howard Wilkinson will join Maryanne Zeleznik to talk about the Republican National Convention.  Here's today's chat:

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