Rand Paul http://wvxu.org en Biden, Paul to headline National Urban League Conference here http://wvxu.org/post/biden-paul-headline-national-urban-league-conference-here <p></p><p>About 8,500 delegates will arrive in Cincinnati Wednesday for the four-day annual conference of the National Urban League.</p><p>The event at the Duke Energy Convention Center will feature some well-known speakers – Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a potential Republican presidential candidate, on Friday.</p><p>The theme of this year’s annual conference is “One Nation Underemployed: Bridges to Jobs and Justice.”</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:48:31 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 29516 at http://wvxu.org Biden, Paul to headline National Urban League Conference here 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 Rand Paul, possible GOP presidential candidate, rips into Hillary Clinton here http://wvxu.org/post/rand-paul-possible-gop-presidential-candidate-rips-hillary-clinton-here <p>There was no declaration of candidacy for president Friday night when Rand Paul appeared before a large crowd at the Hamilton County Republican Party’s Lincoln-Reagan Day dinner, but he sounded like a man who may well run.</p><p>And, before a crowd of over 600 at the Duke Energy Convention Center, the junior senator from Kentucky made it clear that if he does run and becomes the 2016 GOP nominee, he knows who his Democratic opponent will be – former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.</p> Sat, 17 May 2014 00:49:54 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 26834 at http://wvxu.org Rand Paul, possible GOP presidential candidate, rips into Hillary Clinton here 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