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Kasich Visits New Hampshire But Still Says He's Unsure About 2020

Ohio Gov. John Kasich
Charles Krupa
Associated Press
Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a former 2016 Republican Presidential hopeful, smiles as he addresses a gathering during a visit to New England College in Henniker, N.H., Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

Snollygoster is the new Ohio politics podcast from WOSU Public Media. Every week, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown dive into the week’s biggest stories in Columbus and around the state.

This week, Gov. John Kasich was in New Hampshire, a state synonymous with presidential politics. But he’s still saying he doesn’t know if he’ll mount another run for the White House in 2020.

Listen to Snollygoster on the WOSU Public Media mobile app, on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.

In this week's episode:
“I Don’t Know What I’m Going To Do”

Maybe he doesn’t know what he’ll do, but John Kasich is at least laying the groundwork for a potential run for President in 2020. Steve and Mike speak with Ethan DeWitt, a reporter for the Concord Monitor who sat in on Kasich’s appearance before the paper’s editorial board this week.

Democrats Finally Get Feisty

The Republican candidates to succeed Kasich have kept us busy with their dueling TV ads and Twitter battles. This week Democrats finally took off the gloves. We’ll dig into the accusations from the leading candidates, Richard Cordary and Dennis Kucinich.


DeWine Back Off, But Taylor Stays Negative

Mike DeWine surprised some people and got some criticism for his negative ads against fellow Republican candidate for governor Mary Taylor.

This week DeWine changed course, while Taylor stayed on the attack against DeWine.

Steve Brown grew up in nearby Richwood, Ohio and now lives there with his wife and son. He started his journalism career as a weekend board operator at WOSU while majoring in journalism at Ohio State, where he also wrote for student newspaper The Lantern and co-founded the organization Students for Public Broadcasting.
Mike Thompson spends much of his time correcting people who mispronounce the name of his hometown – Worcester, Massachusetts. Mike studied broadcast journalism at Syracuse University when he was not running in circles – as a distance runner on the SU track team.