Ohio’s “Golden Week” of early voting – which Ohio Democrats love and Ohio Republicans hate – may make a comeback this fall.
When Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted and his fellow Republicans in the Ohio General Assembly cut the number of early voting days in Ohio from 35 to 29 and restricted early voting hours, there was no doubt the issue would end up in federal court.
It was just a matter of which group would get to the federal courthouse first.
As it turned out, it was the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
An eight-member delegation of the Republican National Committee(RNC) toured Cincinnati today to see if the city might be a suitable location for the 2016 Republican National Convention.
Cincy2016, the local committee pushing for the convention, gave the group from the RNC a tour of US Bank Arena, the proposed venue for the convention; the Cincinnati Convention Center, and downtown hotels.
House Speaker John Boehner has one less challenger in the May 6 GOP primary for his 8th Ohio Congressional District.
Matthew Ashworth, a tea party activist and business owner from Liberty Township, said on his campaign website that he was getting out of the race, and throwing his support to another challenger, Eric Gurr, also a business owner from Liberty Township.
That leaves Gurr and J.D. Winteregg, a high school French teacher from Troy, as the two Republicans challenging Boehner, who has held the seat since 1991.
WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talks politics with Maryanne Zeleznik. Today's topics: Absentee balloting in Hamilton County and the Republican National Committee site selection committee's visit to Cincinnati Tuesday.