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.
Two more people were indicted today on charges of illegal voting, bringing the total of indicted voters in Hamilton County to eight.
One of those indicted today - Ellen Elizabeth Duncan of Avondale - was a poll worker at the Urban League offices on Reading Road. She is accused of voting by absentee ballot and in person at last fall's election.
The other, Timothy Merman of Fairfax, is accused of using a Fairfax business address as his residence when voting in 2012. Prosecutors say Merman actually lived in Kentucky at the time.