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CLEVELAND – Every one of the 66 Ohio delegates to the Republican National Convention here are committed to cast their ballots for Gov. John Kasich Tuesday night. And they will cast their votes for the losing candidate. Donald J. Trump will be the nominee.

The Republican National Convention is underway in Cleveland. WVXU's Politics Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik about the first day of the convention and what to expect Tuesday.

The Republican National Convention is underway this week.

CLEVELAND - Donald Trump's campaign manager caused a stir in the Ohio delegation Monday with remarks on NBC's Today Show criticizing Ohio Gov. John Kasich's decision to stay away from the Republican National Convention.

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CLEVELAND - In an Ohio delegation where there are plenty of people who have their doubts about Donald Trump as their presidential candidate, there are some who are all-in. State Rep. Ron Maag, R-Lebanon, is one of them.

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CLEVELAND - Ordinarily, a state delegation breakfast at a presidential nominating convention features a main speaker who is acting as a surrogate for the presidential candidate.

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CLEVELAND - Clarence Mingo, the Franklin County auditor and one of the most highly-visible African-American Republicans in Ohio, has made it clear that he has no use whatsoever for the GOP's presidential nominee, Donald Trump.

The Republican National Convention begins Monday in Cleveland. WVXU's Politics Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik about what to expect.

The Republican National Convention is underway this week.

Cleveland - There was a time when State Sen. Shannon Jones and former state representative Michelle Schneider were close friends. All of that ended six years ago when Jones and Schneider faced each other in a state senate race. Now, ironically, Schneider, of Indian Hill, is in Cleveland this week as Jones' replacement as an Ohio delegate. "And I couldn't be happier to be here,'' Schneider said Sunday afternoon, as hundreds of Ohio delegates, alternates and party leaders crowded into the...

By the time you read this, I will be in Cleveland, about to cover my 15 th presidential nominating convention, Democratic and Republican, over the past four decades. This one promises to be an event unlike anything any of us have ever seen. A bombastic developer of high-rise towers and casinos who has gone through cycles of boom-and-bust over and over again throughout his career, a man whose celebrity grew as the host of a reality TV show, suddenly decides last year to run for the Republican...

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Kyle Kondik along with Howard Wilkinson and Mark Heyne will talk about Ohio's importance in presidential elections at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County's downtown branch on Monday, September 19 at 7pm. Admission is free. Ohio has been deemed the bellwether state when it comes to presidential politics, and for good reason.

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The Democratic and Republican Parties are the largest political parties in the United States, and the two receive most of the attention from voters and the media.

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will speak Monday, July 18 to the 107th annual national convention of the NAACP at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson spoke with news director Maryanne Zeleznik Monday morning about growing calls for Hillary Clinton to consider former Ohio attorney general and state treasurer Richard Cordray as her running mate. It's a long shot, but Cordray is likely to get consideration.

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