Jaime Castle

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Updated: Wednesday, Oct. 28 2:17 p.m.

Across Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, absentee ballots have been mailed, early voting is taking place, and Nov. 3 – Election Day – is around the proverbial corner. No matter how or when you fill out your ballot (though if voting by mail in Ohio, make sure it is postmarked by Nov. 2; and by Nov. 3 in Kentucky and Indiana) WVXU has everything Tri-Staters need to know about the candidates vying for your vote.

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This November, a political newcomer looks to unseat the incumbent in Ohio's second congressional district.

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You'd have to have your MAGA hat screwed on too tight to believe that Donald Trump, by appointing Louis DeJoy, a political crony who has told a congressional committee that "I know very little about postage stamps," didn't start out with the intent of wrecking the U.S. Postal Service for political purposes.

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Courtesy of Jaime Castle

When Jaime Castle, a Mount Washington Democrat, was mulling over the possibility of taking on U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup in Ohio's 2nd Congressional District, she met with someone who had recently been through a tough congressional campaign: Hamilton County Clerk of Courts Aftab Pureval.