WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson spoke with news director Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about the 2017 Cincinnati city elections - with three open council seats and the mayor, John Cranley, up for re-election. What's at stake for Cranley in this council race, should he win a second term?
Let's all take a breather from Clinton-Trump, Portman-Strickland, et al, for a moment and think about the year 2017.
Specifically, let's think for a moment about the Cincinnati City Council race, where, for the second time since the city charter was changed, nine council members will be elected to four year terms.
And let's think about the fact that one-third of those seats on city council will be wide open; and what that might mean for Mayor John Cranley – assuming (and, really, it is way too early to be assuming anything) he is re-elected.