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Counter Points is written by WVXU Senior Political Analyst Howard Wilkinson. In it, he shares insights on political news on the local, state and national level that impacts the 2020 election. Counter Points is delivered once a week on Wednesdays and will cease publication soon after the November election is decided.

Politics Chat: How Democrats Can Win Back Ohio From Trump In 2020

january primary debate
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From left, Democratic presidential candidates businessman Tom Steyer, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar during a January primary debate in Iowa.

Earlier this week, Ohio Democratic Party chairman David Pepper and some Democratic candidates for Congress and the state legislature traveled to the sometimes forgotten southern Ohio small cities of Chillicothe, Ironton and Marietta. They were there because in 2016, Hillary Clinton was not. 

They were laying the groundwork for whoever the Democratic presidential candidate turns out to be to mount a campaign in southeast and eastern Ohio.

WVXU Senior Political Analyst Howard Wilkinson talked with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik about the tour and its implications for the 2020 presidential campaign in Ohio.