WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with news director Maryanne Zeleznik Monday morning about the important role Hamilton County is likely to play in the presidential race next year; and how it will impact local races.
In 2012, Time Magazine did a story based on an interesting premise: that five counties in Ohio – the ultimate swing state, the bellwether of the nation – could decide the presidential election between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
Yes, Hamilton County was one of them - perhaps the most important of them.
The others were Cuyahoga, Franklin, Stark and Montgomery.
Obama won them; won Ohio; and won a second term in the White House.