The Critical Importance Of Ohio In Presidential Elections, Now And Through The Years
Kyle Kondik along with Howard Wilkinson and Mark Heyne will talk about Ohio's importance in presidential elections at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County's downtown branch on Monday, September 19 at 7pm. Admission is free.
Ohio has been deemed the bellwether state when it comes to presidential politics, and for good reason.
Since the 19th century, John F. Kennedy and Franklin D. Roosevelt have been the only Democrats to lose Ohio yet win the presidency. And no Republican has ever lost the state and gone on to win the White House.
In his new book, ?The Bellwether: Why Ohio Picks the President,? University of Virginia Center for Politics Director of Communications and Sabato?s Crystal Ball Managing Editor Kyle Kondik explains why the state proves pivotal in presidential elections. Kyle Kondik joins us, along with Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau Chief Karen Kasler, and WVXU political reporter Howard Wilkinson, to discuss "The Bellwether" and the role Ohio will play in this year's presidential race.