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With the presidential election still almost fifteen months away, many of us are already getting tired of hearing from and about the candidates, and the potential candidates, for president. But with, at last count, 22 declared candidates, the rising popularity of Bernie Sanders, Hillary’'s emails and the Trump, Trump, Trump of The Donald, for those who follow politics for a living, it is truly a wonderful time to be alive.

Last night it was all about the GOP presidential primary, with the seven candidates who didn'’t make the cut for the official debate participating in a separate forum, followed by the ten top-polling candidates taking the stage for the main event, including current front-runner Donald Trump.

Only the top ten candidates, based on an average of five national polls, will be allowed to participate in the first Republican Primary debate on August 6. But by then there are likely to be 16 GOP candidates in the race. The Democrats won’'t need as much space for their first primary debate, to take place this fall.

As we head into summer, things are starting to heat up, and we'’re not just talking about the weather. The number of Republicans vying for their party’'s presidential nomination is growing each month, while many Democrats are hoping there are other candidates willing to step-up and challenge Hillary Clinton.

 

 Republicans Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul have officially declared their run for the presidency, as has Democrat Hillary Clinton. But the field could get a lot more crowded in coming months, with ten other Republicans looking and talking like probable candidates, along with a handful of Democrats.

The Political Junkie Road Show is happening tonight at the Cincinnati Masonic Center downtown, featuring the men who made Wednesday afternoons appointment listening: The Political Junkie Ken Rudin, and former host of Talk of the Nation, Neal Conan. They are in town for the live show, but will join us today -  from Studio A at CET with a live audience - along with our Howard Wilkinson, to talk politics, midterm elections, ask a trivia question, and take your calls and questions.

Tickets for The Political Junkie Road Show tonight at 7:30pm can be purchased at the door. The Cincinnati Masonic Center is located at 317 E. Fifth Street, next to the Taft Theatre.

  

  With just over four weeks to go before the November mid-term elections, candidates and political action groups are pulling out all the stops, spending heavily in order to reach and win over as many potential voters as possible. Some races already look easy to call while others are still hotly contested. And control of the U. S. Senate is still up for grabs. Political Junkie Ken Rudin is with us again to share his thoughts on how the candidates are doing.

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