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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: DeWine's Ability To Influence Trump Pays Off In Coronavirus Crisis

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Carolyn Kaster

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has been getting high marks for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. And his influence with the Trump administration seems to be helping other states as well.

Howard Wilkinson, WVXU's senior political analyst, spoke with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik about how DeWine convinced the federal FDA to approve a new system for sanitizing and recycling face masks for hospital personal and other health care professionals.

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