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Friday Politics Chat: State Rep. Candice Keller's Controversial Theories On Mass Shootings

Dayton, Ohio shooting victim memorial
John Minchillo
A mourner sits at a vigil in Dayton, Ohio's Oregon District, where a gunman killed 9 and wounded 27 others on Aug. 4.

State Rep. Candice Keller of Middletown is facing calls to resign after a controversial Facebook post following the Dayton mass shooting. In it, she blamed such shooting on "drag queen adovcates," transgender people, illiegal immigration, Barack Obama, and athletes who kneel during the National Anthem, among others. 

Ohio GOP chairwoman Jane Timken called on her to resign, but Keller says she has no interntion of doing that. WVXU's Senior Politcal Analyst Howard Wilkinson talked with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik about Keller's post and the impact it might have for her candidacy in the GOP primary next spring for an open Ohio Senate seat.

Howard Wilkinson is in his 50th year of covering politics on the local, state and national levels.