2016 election http://wvxu.org en Bill Clinton to headline Ohio Democratic dinner http://wvxu.org/post/bill-clinton-headline-ohio-democratic-dinner <p>The Ohio Democratic Party has landed former President Bill Clinton to be the featured speaker at its annual Legacy Dinner in June, just as the statewide campaigns are going into full swing.</p><p>The fundraising event will be on Friday, June 13 in Columbus. Party leaders are hoping the presence of Clinton will fire up the party faithful for a fall campaign where they have the daunting task of trying to win back all the statewide offices, from governor on down.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:37:17 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 25500 at http://wvxu.org Bill Clinton to headline Ohio Democratic dinner No reason to vote in May primary? Guess again http://wvxu.org/post/no-reason-vote-may-primary-guess-again <p>The May 6 primary in Ohio is likely to be a relatively low turnout affair, except in locales where there are significant ballot issues to be decided.</p><p>There are no significant primaries on the Republican or Democratic side for the statewide offices, from governor on down; and there are no hot-button statewide ballot issues to draw voters to the polls.</p><p>There is a statewide constitutional amendment to allow the state to issue bonds to finance or help finance capital improvement projects for local governments.</p><p>But that ballot issue couldn’t draw flies.</p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 25090 at http://wvxu.org No reason to vote in May primary? Guess again Howard Wilkinson's Monday politics chat: presidential politics and a little baseball http://wvxu.org/post/howard-wilkinsons-monday-politics-chat-presidential-politics-and-little-baseball <p>WVXU's politics reporter, Howard Wilkinson, talked with Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about the chances of an Ohio or Kentucky candidate being nominated for president if the GOP convention comes to Cincinnati in 2016. And, of course, a little baseball talk on the Reds' Opening Day.</p><p></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:54:32 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 24909 at http://wvxu.org Howard Wilkinson's Monday politics chat: presidential politics and a little baseball A GOP convention here might end up nominating a neighbor for president http://wvxu.org/post/gop-convention-here-might-end-nominating-neighbor-president <p>Alright, let’s assume for the moment that Cincinnati does land the 2016 Republican presidential nominating convention.</p><p>What would the chances be that the eventual nominee of the GOP turns out to be from Ohio, the host state, or right across the river in Kentucky?</p><p>It’s a long shot, but by no means outside the realm of possibility.</p><p>Despite having an Electoral College map that works decidedly against them, the Republicans seemingly have more potential 2016 presidential contenders than Heinz has varieties.</p> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 24823 at http://wvxu.org A GOP convention here might end up nominating a neighbor for president So, is voting in Ohio easy or not? http://wvxu.org/post/so-voting-ohio-easy-or-not <p>Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, the state’s chief election officer, put out a rather cheery press release this week to let Ohio voters know how well off they are when it comes to early voting.</p><p>“Voting in Ohio is easy,” the headline read, accompanied by a multi-colored graphic showing Ohio and its multiple ways of voting, alongside mean old states like Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky, which Husted said don’t afford voters so many opportunities.</p> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 24225 at http://wvxu.org So, is voting in Ohio easy or not?