Howard Wilkinson: Politics and More

Credit Michael Keating

Howard Wilkinson joined the WVXU news team as the politics reporter and columnist in April 2012 , after 30 years of covering local, state and national politics for The Cincinnati Enquirer. On this page, you will find his political blog, his weekly column, Politically Speaking; the Monday morning political chats with news director Maryanne Zeleznik and other news coverage by Wilkinson. A native of Dayton, Ohio, Wilkinson has covered every Ohio gubernatorial race since 1974, as well as 14 presidential nominating conventions. Along with politics, Wilkinson also covered the 2001 Cincinnati race riots, the Lucasville prison riot in 1993, the Air Canada plane crash at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in 1983, and the 1997 Ohio River flooding. And, given his passion for baseball, you might even find some stories about the Cincinnati Reds here from time to time.

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Howard Wilkinson Chat
8:50 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Election about a week away, Howard Wilkinson weighs in

Credit Michael Keating

With the election just about a week away.  WVXU politics reporter talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about a flap over a sign at the polls in Ohio and the U.S. Senate race in Kentucky. 

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Politics
4:00 am
Sun October 26, 2014

Husted's posters going up in polling places, but does it matter?

Alright, it’s settled now.

The two voter information posters from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted – a candidate for re-election – which display his name prominently featured will be posted in Ohio’s polling places.

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Politics
5:00 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Kamrass, Dever lock horns in tight Ohio House race

Micah Kamrass (l.), Jonathan Dever (r.)

28th Ohio House District

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Politics
4:00 am
Sun October 19, 2014

Who will replace Winburn if he goes to the Statehouse?

If Republican Charlie Winburn defeats Democrat Cecil Thomas in the 9th Ohio Senate District race on Nov. 4 – and that is a big “if” at this point - three things will happen:

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Politics
5:00 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Winburn, Thomas go toe-to-toe for open Ohio Senate seat

Charlie Winburn, Cecil Thomas
Credit Sarah Ramsey

9th Ohio Senate District:

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