Todd Portune http://wvxu.org en Why Todd Portune dropped out before he got in to the race for Ohio Governor http://wvxu.org/post/why-todd-portune-dropped-out-he-got-race-ohio-governor <p>Now that Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune has decided not to run for Ohio Governor, WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks about what happened:</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 13:48:59 +0000 Maryanne Zeleznik 22626 at http://wvxu.org Why Todd Portune dropped out before he got in to the race for Ohio Governor Portune won't challenge for Governor http://wvxu.org/post/portune-wont-challenge-governor <p>Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune has given up plans to challenge Ed FitzGerald in a Democratic&nbsp; primary race for Ohio Governor.</p><p>Portune's decision came only five days before the Wednesday filing deadline for statewide candidates. After crisscrossing the state since early December trying to drum up support, in the end he could not muster enough support or overcome the opposition of the Ohio Democratic Party, which has endorsed FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga County executive.</p> Sat, 01 Feb 2014 00:57:43 +0000 Tana Weingartner 22560 at http://wvxu.org Portune won't challenge for Governor FitzGerald invades GOP stronghold to raise money http://wvxu.org/post/fitzgerald-invades-gop-stronghold-raise-money <p>Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald will come to Butler County's heavily-Republican Liberty Township tonight for a fundraising event.</p><p>FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga County Executive who has been endorsed for governor by the Ohio Democratic Party, will be at a reception and fundraiser at 5 p.m. at the home of Kathy Wyenandt, the chair of the Butler County Democratic Party executive committee.</p><p>The incumbent Republican governor, John Kasich, defeated then-Democratic governor Ted Strickland in 2010 by a large margin - 74,972 votes to Strickland's 40,153.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:24:46 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 22530 at http://wvxu.org FitzGerald invades GOP stronghold to raise money Howard Wilkinson's Monday political chat http://wvxu.org/post/howard-wilkinsons-monday-political-chat <p>WVXU's political reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about the Ohio governor's race and whether Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune is about to jump in.</p><p></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:56:36 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 21773 at http://wvxu.org Howard Wilkinson's Monday political chat Decision day near for Portune http://wvxu.org/post/decision-day-near-portune <p>In or out?</p><p>The clock is ticking on Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune’s ambition to be the Democratic nominee for governor; and Portune probably has little more than a week to make up his mind.</p><p>Portune is saying that, by the end of the week, he should be ready to announce one way or the other about whether he will be a candidate for Ohio governor.</p><p>It’s a long shot; a 70-yard “Hail Mary” pass into the end zone for Portune to begin with.</p> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 21694 at http://wvxu.org Decision day near for Portune