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APNewsBreak: Portman backs Mandel for US Senate seat in Ohio

By JULIE CARR SMYTHAssociated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s moderate Republican senator, Rob Portman, is throwing his support behind Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel (man-DEHL’) for U.S. Senate. In a video posted early Wednesday, Portman urges Republicans in the battleground state to unify behind Mandel as he seeks to unseat …

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The Latest: Roger Ailes died of bleeding on the brain

NEW YORK (AP) – The Latest on the death of media guru and political strategist Roger Ailes (all times local): 4:49 P.M. Authorities in Florida are saying Roger Ailes died of bleeding on the brain caused by an earlier fall at home. The Palm Beach County Medical Examiner’s Office says …

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The Latest: Gingrich adds his eulogy to loss of Roger Ailes

NEW YORK (AP) – The Latest on the death of media guru and political strategist Roger Ailes (all times local): 4:17 p.m. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is adding his voice to those mourning Fox News Channel founder’ Roger Ailes. “In the years I worked with Ailes he was a …

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The Latest: Axelrod calls Roger Ailes’ legacy ‘indisputable’

NEW YORK (AP) – The Latest on the death of media guru and political strategist Roger Ailes (all times local): 2:14 p.m. David Axelrod, a longtime political adviser to former President Barack Obama, is acknowledging the legacy of former Fox News chief Roger Ailes. “For better or worse & the …

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The Latest: Mike Huckabee calls Roger Ailes a ‘genius’

NEW YORK (AP) – The Latest on the death of media guru and political strategist Roger Ailes (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a former Fox News personality and Roger Ailes’ friend, is calling the former Fox chief “a genius.” “More than anyone, Roger knew how …

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Republican lawmaker joins race to be Ohio elections chief

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A Republican lawmaker from northeast Ohio is joining the race to become the state’s next elections chief. Two-term Sen. Frank LaRose, of Hudson, is campaigning to replace Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted), who is term-limited and running for governor. Fourth-term GOP Rep. Dorothy Pelanda, …

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The Latest: Husted in governor’s race, touts conservatism

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Latest on Republican Jon Husted’s run for Ohio governor (all times local): 7:30 a.m. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted) is positioning himself in an announcement ad for governor as a pro-gun, pro-family values conservative. The Republican says his family “would firmly fit in …

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Ohio elections chief Jon Husted joins 2018 race for governor

By JULIE CARR SMYTHAssociated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted) is entering the race for Ohio governor. The Republican from southwest Ohio becomes the second Republican to join the 2018 gubernatorial field in what is expected to be a crowded race to replace GOP …

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Ohio House OKs $64M budget containing Medicaid controls

By JULIE CARR SMYTHAP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio House has approved a nearly $64 billion, two-year operating budget that would impose new controls on Medicaid expansion money and invest $170 million in tackling the state’s No. 1 ranking in opioid deaths. The bill cleared the Republican-controlled …

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