Democrats in Rust Belt: Stay Close to Trump, but Not Too Close

The country’s next high-profile special election is in August for an open House seat near Columbus, Ohio. Once a solidly Republican seat in a district Mr. Trump carried easily, the race is now a tossup, according to nonpartisan analysts, thanks to an energized Democratic base. The candidates were finalized on Tuesday: Danny O’Connor, a Democratic … More Democrats in Rust Belt: Stay Close to Trump, but Not Too Close

An Ohio Special Election Shapes Up as a Big Test of the ‘Blue Wave’

WASHINGTON — Ohio primary voters selected establishment candidates on Tuesday for the next big test of the Democrats’ promised “blue wave,” a House special election this August in the suburbs of Columbus that could indicate just how strong Democrats will be in November with college-educated, affluent voters. After winning a six-way primary in central Ohio … More An Ohio Special Election Shapes Up as a Big Test of the ‘Blue Wave’

Rachel Crooks, Who Accused Trump of Sexual Assault, Wins Legislative Primary

A woman who accused Donald J. Trump during the presidential race of forcibly kissing her at Trump Tower more than a decade ago won an uncontested Democratic primary on Tuesday for a seat in the Ohio State Legislature. Three weeks before the 2016 presidential election, Rachel Crooks was among several women who came forward to … More Rachel Crooks, Who Accused Trump of Sexual Assault, Wins Legislative Primary

‘Why Wouldn’t We Win?’ Donald Trump Celebrates Successful Republican Primaries

President Donald Trump celebrated the conclusion of several Republican primaries across the country and looked forward to the midterm elections. “The Republican Party had a great night,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Tremendous voter energy and excitement, and all candidates are those who have a great chance of winning in November.” Republicans held primary elections in … More ‘Why Wouldn’t We Win?’ Donald Trump Celebrates Successful Republican Primaries

Richard Cordray Defeats Dennis Kucinich in Ohio Democratic Primary

WASHINGTON — In a hard-fought battle between two liberal Democrats, Richard Cordray, the former head of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, won the party’s nomination in the Ohio governor’s race on Tuesday night over the former congressman and presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich, according to the Associated Press. The victory by Mr. Cordray, who was endorsed by … More Richard Cordray Defeats Dennis Kucinich in Ohio Democratic Primary

Ohio Gubernatorial Candidate Mike DeWine Co-Sponsored DREAM Act Amnesty for Millions of Illegal Aliens

Brooke LaValley/The Columbus Dispatch via AP by John Binder7 May 2018North Canton, OH0 7 May, 20187 May, 2018 NORTH CANTON, Ohio — The leading gubernatorial candidate in the Ohio governor’s race, Attorney General Mike DeWine previously co-sponsored the DREAM Act, an amnesty that would have legalized millions of illegal aliens. During his tenure in Congress, DeWine … More Ohio Gubernatorial Candidate Mike DeWine Co-Sponsored DREAM Act Amnesty for Millions of Illegal Aliens

Can a ‘Policy Nerd’ Economist Win Over Republicans in Ohio?

Douglas Holtz-Eakin, an economist and president of the American Action Forum, a conservative group, said those results were hardly surprising. Trade has never been an easy sell to the public, he said, because the costs, in shuttered plants and lost jobs, are large and obvious, while the benefits — lower consumer prices and greater productivity … More Can a ‘Policy Nerd’ Economist Win Over Republicans in Ohio?

Here Are Ohio Newspaper Endorsements for Governor in Tuesday’s Primary

As Ohio prepares for a competitive primary on Tuesday, the editorial pages of some of its largest newspapers have weighed in on who they think should clinch the Democratic and Republican nominations for governor. Dennis Kucinich, a former congressman, and Richard A. Cordray, a former state attorney general, have led the pack on the Democratic … More Here Are Ohio Newspaper Endorsements for Governor in Tuesday’s Primary

Bystander’s Fancy Footwork Trips Armed Suspect Fleeing Police

An Ohio man earned praise for some fancy footwork that caused an armed suspect running from police to fall to the ground aiding in his capture. Police in Columbus, Ohio, released bodycam video showing a bystander watching as a suspect being chased by police neared his position. Suddenly the man takes a quick step backward … More Bystander’s Fancy Footwork Trips Armed Suspect Fleeing Police