Howard Wilkinson 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-11 <p></p><p>With the 2016 GOP national convention coming to Cleveland, could they end up nominating an Ohioan for president or vice president? Both Sen. Rob Portman and Gov. John Kasich are being talked about as possible contenders. WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked about it this morning with Jay Hanselman.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:54:39 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 29160 at http://wvxu.org Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat Could Portman or Kasich be the nominee at the Cleveland convention? http://wvxu.org/post/could-portman-or-kasich-be-nominee-cleveland-convention <p></p><p>Ok, so Cleveland will host the 2016 Republican National Convention.</p><p><em>Hooray for you, </em>Republicans in Cincinnati say wearily, after trying and failing to win the big prize for the Queen City.</p><p>Now, the question is, who will come out of that convention at the Quicken Loans Arena as the GOP nominees for president and vice president?</p><p>There is a possibility – slim, at this point, but a possibility – that the first presidential nominating convention to be held in Ohio in 80 years will nominate an Ohioan, either for president or vice president.</p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 29093 at http://wvxu.org Could Portman or Kasich be the nominee at the Cleveland convention? Early voting begins Tuesday for Aug. 5 election, but a slim ballot http://wvxu.org/post/early-voting-begins-tuesday-aug-5-election-slim-ballot <p>Tuesday is the first day of early voting in Ohio's August 5 election, although few voters in southwest Ohio will have anything to vote on.</p><p>Hamilton County has only two issues on the ballot - an additional 11.2 mill tax levy in the Lockland Local School District and the renewal of a five mill tax levy for fire and emergency medical services in Mount Healthy.</p><p>In Warren County, voters in the Lebanon City School District will decide a tax levy renewal that will raise $4.2 million a year for the next three years.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:18:28 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 28894 at http://wvxu.org