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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Politics
8:55 am
Mon January 6, 2014

What to expect from the Ohio Governor's Race

Michael Keating

The field of candidates for the Ohio Governor's race is far from settled.  WVXU Political reporter Howard Wilkinson talks about what to expect in the next several weeks before the filing deadlines.

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Local News
11:00 pm
Sat January 4, 2014

How big a headache could Portune be to FitzGerald?

A few weeks ago, the 2014 Ohio gubernatorial race looked like a fairly simple affair.

John Kasich, the incumbent Republican, was set to face off in the fall with a Democrat, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald.

The conventional wisdom was that Kasich was the favorite for re-election, although there was polling out there that suggested that FitzGerald – still a relative unknown outside of northeast Ohio – was within striking distance.

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Politics
8:53 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Howard Wilkinson's weekly chat

Michael Keating

This week WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks about the possibility of a Gay Marriage issue on the ballot in Ohio.

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Local News
11:00 pm
Sat December 28, 2013

Will Ohio reverse course on same-sex marriage in 2014?

It is widely believed that, in 2004, George W. Bush won a second term in the White House because Ohio had a constitutional amendment on the ballot banning same-sex marriage.

The electoral college contest between Bush and Democrat John Kerry, came down to Ohio. Ohio’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage brought out evangelical Christian voters in droves – the so-called “values voters.”

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Cincinnati politics
9:15 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Howard Wilkinson's weekly chat

Howard Wilkinson's weekly chat about politics for 12/23, remembering William L. Mallory, Sr.

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