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Ohio governor, ex-GOP presidential candidate, publishes book

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A new book by Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sihk) looks at what Kasich calls the positivity of his presidential campaign compared with the election cycle’s negativity. Kasich’s “Two Paths: America Divided or United” is being published Tuesday. The book reflects on Kasich’s career, his run for …

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Senate leader leaves post in Ohio to pursue governorship

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – State Sen. Joe Schiavoni (shuh-VOHN’-ee) is stepping down as the leader of the Ohio Senate Democratic caucus to devote more time to his run for governor. Schiavoni announced Wednesday that he was leaving the minority leader’s job effective April 26. Senate Democrats have unanimously elected state …

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GOP’s John Kasich featured guest at live town hall on CNN

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s Republican governor is going before a live studio audience to discuss his experience in the 2016 presidential race, his new book and President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. CNN will host the town hall-style event with Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) in New York. …

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APNewsBreak: Dark money group backs pro-Mandel super PAC

By JULIE CARR SMYTHAssociated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A super PAC created to support Republican Treasurer Josh Mandel’s (man-DEHL’s) latest bid for U.S. Senate is getting the bulk of its money from an advocacy group not required to disclose its donors. The anonymity allowed by the arrangement, uncovered in …

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Democrats: Solid opposition to Trump, but what comes next?

By BILL BARROWAssociated Press ATLANTA (AP) – President Donald Trump is a unifying force for Democrats, bringing together disparate factions in opposition to nearly every presidential move. But solidarity – at least for now – doesn’t necessarily add up to a strategy that can help Democrats win more elections after …

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Schwarzenegger says Kasich should run for president in 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Arnold Schwarzenegger says Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) should run again for the White House in 2020, effectively endorsing a primary challenge to President Donald Trump. The former Republican California governor, movie star and bodybuilder told the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/2oEJwSP ) in an interview …

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Columbus-area auditor joins GOP race for Ohio treasurer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The county auditor in Columbus is joining the race for Ohio treasurer, becoming the second Republican to do so. Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo launched his campaign Thursday, describing himself as a fiscal conservative who wants to be in what he calls “a new generation of …

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Activist sues Oscar nominee James Woods over ‘Nazi’ tweet

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio activist is suing Oscar nominee James Woods for defamation over a tweet he sent out during the presidential campaign season. The Chillicothe Gazette reports (http://ohne.ws/2lXnHwP ) Portia Boulger, a supporter of Bernie Sanders, filed a federal lawsuit this month. The Twitter account @voxday identified …

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Former lawmaker Connie Pillich running for Ohio governor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A former state lawmaker from the Cincinnati area is joining the 2018 governor’s race as the third Democrat to announce a bid. Connie Pillich jumped into the race Monday. Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (shuh-VOHN’-ee) and former U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton previously announced bids in what …

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