John Kasich

Politics
4:00 am
Sun October 12, 2014

Is Ohio headed for its lowest turnout in a governor's election in decades?

Early last Tuesday morning – the first day of early in-person voting at Ohio’s boards of elections – we stopped by the Hamilton County Board of Elections downtown fully expecting to see a line of voters eager to cast the first ballots in the 2014 election.

In past years – particularly gubernatorial and presidential elections – there have been long lines outside the board’s offices on Broadway, sometimes stretching around the block. Sometimes, people would camp out overnight on the sidewalk to be first in line.

Not this time.

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Politics
4:00 am
Sun October 5, 2014

An Ohio gubernatorial race blow-out? Wouldn't be the first time

Every sign points to a blow-out in the Ohio governor’s race, with Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald going down to a massive defeat at the hands of Republican incumbent John Kasich.

You never know what might happen to turn that around, but the polls show it coming – a Quinnipiac University poll of likely Ohio voters last week had FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga County executive, down by 22 percentage point with about five weeks left.

Even worse, one in four Democratic voters polled by Quinnipiac said they plan to vote for Kasich.

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Politics
1:25 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Poll: FitzGerald trails Kasich by 22% with less than five weeks to go

With less than five weeks to go before election day, the Democratic candidate for Ohio governor, Ed FitzGerald, trails Republican incumbent John Kasich by 22 percentage points, according to an independent poll released Wednesday.

Perhaps the worst news in Quinnipiac University’s poll of likely Ohio voters is that one out of four Democrats surveyed said they would vote for the Republican Kasich.

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Politics
12:00 am
Sun September 28, 2014

Want a Kasich-FitzGerald debate? Sorry, not going to happen

For the first time since 1978, Ohioans will vote for governor without having a chance to hear the two major party candidates go head-to-head in a debate.

That’s nine gubernatorial election cycles ago, folks.

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Politics
8:41 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat

Howard Wilkinson

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about the possibility that Ohio's Rob Portman may make a bid for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.

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