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0000017a-3b40-d913-abfe-bf44a4f90000Howard 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 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 16 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.

Hillary Clinton's Public Campaign Event Moved From Cincinnati To Columbus

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The public event Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton had scheduled for Sept. 10 in Cincinnati has been moved to Columbus, according to a Clinton campaign official.

But the former Secretary of State is still coming to Cincinnati that day for a $2,700 per person private fundraiser.

The original plan had been to combine Clinton’s fundraising event with a public “Women for Hillary” event in Cincinnati at a venue that had yet to be determined. Now, according to a Clinton campaign official, the “Women for Hillary” event will be held in Columbus – where there will also be a private fundraising event for the Clinton campaign.

The fundraising event here will be hosted by Jennie and Allan Berliant of Cincinnati, who have been prodigious Democratic fundraisers in the past, most notably for President Obama’s re-election campaign. The $2,700 per person ticket is the maximum an individual can give for the primary election cycle.

The former First Lady and U.S. Senator from New York campaigned in Cleveland last week. 

Last fall, she campaigned at Northern Kentucky University for Alison Lundergan Grimes, who lost Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race to incumbent Republican Mitch McConnell.

The Clinton campaign offered no explanation for why the “Women for Hillary” event was being moved from Cincinnati to Columbus.