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Politics Chat: Dan Hils Leaves GOP Hanging

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Cincinnati FOP President Dan Hils was a Republican candidate for Hamilton County commissioner for about a week before he abruptly ended his candidacy this Tuesday.

WVXU Senior Political Analyst Howard Wilkinson told WVXU's Jay Hanselman that the likely reason is that members of the police union were not pleased with their union president becoming a partisan political candidate. Hils' withdrawal has left the GOP scrambling for a new candidate to run against Democratic incumbent Denise Driehaus this fall. The filing deadline is coming up next Wednesday.

Have a listen to their full conversation:

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