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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.

Election Countdown: Simpson And Cranley Join Us Days Before Voters Pick Next Mayor

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Tuesday Cincinnati voters will choose between Yvette Simpson and John Cranley to lead the city for the next four years.

 

Next Tuesday voters will decide who will lead the City of Cincinnati over the next four years, Yvette Simpson or John Cranley.

Incumbent John Cranley was sworn in as mayor in December, 2013. He was a member of city council from 2000 to 2009. Yvette Simpson has served on city council since 2011.

Simpson received 45 percent of the vote to Cranley's 34 percent in the May primary. But Cranley's campaign has raised more than $2.3 million, a record, to Simpson's approximately $577,000.

Mayoral candidates Yvette Simpson and John Cranley join us this afternoon, along with WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson