Ed FitzGerald http://wvxu.org en Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat http://wvxu.org/post/howard-wilkinsons-monday-morning-politics-chat-5 <p></p><p>WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked this morning with Maryanne Zeleznik about Sen. Rand Paul stumping in Cincinnati; and Democrat Ed Fitzgerald's chances to defeat Republican incumbent John Kasich in the Ohio governor's race.</p><p></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 12:54:37 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 26895 at http://wvxu.org Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat Will the Ohio governor's race be competitive? Answer: Nobody really knows http://wvxu.org/post/will-ohio-governors-race-be-competitive-answer-nobody-really-knows <p>Should supporters of Ohio’s Republican governor, John Kasich, be dancing in the streets over an independent poll released last week, that had Kasich with a 15 percentage point lead over Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald.</p><p>Or should they, as Ohio Democrats believe, hold off on their “happy dance,” with over five months left before election day?</p><p>It depends on how seriously you take polls in election campaigns. It depends on how much you believe in the power of money in politics.</p> Sun, 18 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 26818 at http://wvxu.org Will the Ohio governor's race be competitive? Answer: Nobody really knows Kasich's State of the State speech: A campaign preview? http://wvxu.org/post/kasichs-state-state-speech-campaign-preview <p>Monday night at the Medina Performing Arts Center, in front of the Ohio General Assembly, Ohio Gov. John Kasich will deliver his fourth State of the State address.</p><p>He is sincerely hoping it won’t be his last.</p><p>Unlike his previous State of the State messages, which Kasich has taken out of the Statehouse in Columbus and turned them into a traveling road show, this one will be in his re-election year.</p><p>This will be the year when the Republican governor, will be running for re-election to a second term.</p> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 23415 at http://wvxu.org Kasich's State of the State speech: A campaign preview? 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