Politics

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Gary Landers / AP

Kate Schroder of Clifton easily defeated Nikki Foster of Warren County in Ohio's 1st Congressional District, setting up a general election race against Republican incumbent Steve Chabot, who has held the seat for the better part of a  quarter century.

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Tony Dejak / AP

WVXU Senior Political Analyst Howard Wilkinson spoke with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik about the probability that when the votes from Ohio's primary are counted Tuesday night, it is likely to be a very low turnout election.

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Tony Dejak, Paul Vernon / AP

When Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine reached out to two former Ohio governors to help him come up with more coronavirus testing, he picked the right two – Democrat Dick Celeste and Republican Bob Taft.

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Jim Nolan / WVXU

Northern Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie became the focus of widespread national scorn, even from within his own Republican Party, all the way to the White House, when he tried to force every member of the U.S. House to return to Washington, D.C. to vote in person on the first coronavirus relief package. President Trump took aim at the four-term Congressman on Twitter.

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Andrew Welsh-Huggins / AP

The First Amendment is a one-size-fits-all piece of our Constitution.

It protects free speech, and it doesn't discriminate.

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Gene J. Puskar / AP

Cincinnati Edition takes a look at the upcoming presidential and local primary contests and what voters need to do to participate.

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Morry Gash / AP

Wisconsin's governor tried and failed to stop the in-person voting from taking place Tuesday because of concerns over spreading the COVID-19 virus. The polls opened in Wisconsin Tuesday and it was a wreck, with the majorty of inside poll workers refusing to work because of fear of catching the virus. It made many people in Ohio glad Ohio canceled its March 17 Election Day and extended absentee balloting until April 28.

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AP

President Trump is trying to push governors like Mike DeWine of Ohio and Andy Beshear of Kentucky into quick re-opening of their states' economies, fearing the worst as he heads into a re-election campaign. But the governors are resisting a quick return to normalcy. DeWine says Ohio can't completely come back until a COVID-19 vaccine is developed and that may not not happen for a year or more.

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Courtesy of Howard Wilkinson

We as individuals have all given up a lot of things for the foreseeable future that we used to take for granted to further the common good.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

A UC political science professor and his graduate students combed through more than 1,300 League of Women Voters questionnaires looking at how women and men run for office and if they take on the task differently.

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Mark Lyons / AP

Helplessness and hopelessness are the inevitable by-products of disasters such as the one we are experiencing now, shut up mostly inside our homes, fearing to go outside without a face mask, and avoiding human contact, even so much as a handshake for a friend or a hug for ones we love.

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AP

Monday, I did something on social media I probably don't do enough of. I unfriended some knucklehead on Facebook.

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Carolyn Kaster / AP

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.

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Alex Brandon / AP

It may seem crass to be thinking about presidential approval ratings in the middle of a deadly pandemic that is sweeping the country. But be assured of one thing: The occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania has spent his share of time thinking about them.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

Ohio's primary election was supposed to be held on March 17, St. Patrick's Day, but that came to a screeching halt the night of March 16, only hours before the polling places were to open, when Ohio Health Department Director Dr. Amy Acton ordered the polls to remain closed to protect voters from people carrying the COVID-19 virus.

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Carolyn Kaster / AP

You really have to wonder what, for crying out loud, was Sen. Rand Paul, the Republican from Kentucky, thinking?

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John Minchillo / AP

In an unprecedented move, the director of the Ohio Department of Health ordered late Monday night that the state's 3,658 polling places not be opened Tuesday morning for Ohio's primary election. Now, with an active case before the Ohio Supreme Court and legislative action likely next week, the question becomes whether or not the polling places ever open and Ohio holds its first-ever all-absentee primary election.

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Tony Dejak / AP

A consensus is growing in Ohio - among Democrats and Republicans alike - that it is time Ohio set a date for its primary election, which was to have happened Tuesday, so that all of this can be over, once and for all.

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Evan Vucci / AP

The global pandemic of coronavirus/COVID-19 is requiring response from all levels of government, which has come with both compliments and some public disagreements.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

The chairman of the Clermont County Republican Party, under fire by a faction of the party, says he relies on honesty and forthrightness to make sure candidates are above board. Apparently, not all of them were. Now voters will decide their fate.

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