Ed FitzGerald http://wvxu.org en Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat http://wvxu.org/post/howard-wilkinsons-monday-morning-politics-chat-12 <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about where the Ohio governor's race stands, less than four months from election day.</p><p>Addendum: There were other cities that have hosted both the Democratic and Republican National Convention in the same year - most recently, Miami Beach in 1972 and Chicago in 1952.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:49:53 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 29435 at http://wvxu.org Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat At a financial disadvantage, the FitzGerald TV ad campaign has begun http://wvxu.org/post/financial-disadvantage-fitzgerald-tv-ad-campaign-has-begun <p></p><p>Ed FitzGerald, the Democratic candidate for Ohio governor, has been campaigning for a year and a half in his quest to oust Republican governor John Kasich, but this past week marked a first for the FitzGerald campaign.</p><p>For the first time, Ohio voters began seeing Fitzgerald, the Cuyahoga County Executive, in a 30-second campaign TV ad.</p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 29363 at http://wvxu.org At a financial disadvantage, the FitzGerald TV ad campaign has begun 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?