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8:29 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Howard Wilkinson's Monday chat: What are Sittenfeld's chances in a U.S. Senate race?

Howard Wilkinson

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about Cincinnati council member P.G. Sittenfeld's bid for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination in 2016. Does Sittenfeld have a chance win the nomination and unseat GOP incumbent Rob Portman?

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Local News
4:00 am
Sun January 25, 2015

Sittenfeld trying to jump to the big leagues with Senate bid

To almost no one’s surprise, Cincinnati council member P.G. Sittenfeld announced this week that he is running for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination, with the hopes of knocking off incumbent Republican Rob Portman in November 2016.

Sittenfeld is an ambitious young man; and, especially in politics, there is nothing wrong with that. He had been dropping hints that he was considering jumping into the Senate race for weeks; and people on both sides of the aisle were taking him seriously.

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Politics
8:05 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning chat: The power of money in Ohio's U.S. Senate race

Howard Wilkinson

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about the beginning stages of the 2016 U.S. Senate race in Ohio, the huge war chest of incumbent Rob Portman, and the Democrats who may try to take him on.

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Politics
4:00 am
Sun January 11, 2015

Portman plays hardball with potential opponents

Ohio’s junior senator, Republican Rob Portman, fired a shot across the bow last week – a warning shot for anyone thinking about running against him in 2016.

His campaign committee put out a long statement saying that, as of the end of 2014, Portman had $5.8 million in the bank for his re-election campaign – a pretty incredible amount for 23 months before the election.

And the unspoken message was that he can get plenty more where that came from.

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Politics
8:02 am
Mon December 29, 2014

Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning chat: Looking ahead at politics in 2015

Howard Wilkinson

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson spoke with Maryanne Zeleznik, looking at what is coming in politics in the new year and beyond.

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