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Democratic Candidates Target Warren In Ohio Debate

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, left, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., center and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speak during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN/New York Times at Otterbein University.
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In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, host Steve Brown discusses the Democratic candidate debate in Westerville. WOSU reporter Nick Evans and Ohio Public Radio Statehouse bureau chief Karen Kasler join the show.

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On this week's episode:

The Great Debate

Tweleve Democratic candidates for president met in the Columbus suburb of Westerville for their fourth debate this week. For the most part, they predictably criticized President Trump and supported the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry.

What was new was the consequences of Senator Elizabeth Warren being the perceived frontrunner. Both Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg went after Warren for not coming clean on how her healthcare plan would raise taxes.

The big issues during the debate also included gun reform, opioids and jobs but climate change was not mentioned.

Snollygoster Of The Week

Former Vice President Joe Biden is struggling to justify why his son, Hunter, was given a lucrative seat on the board of a Ukranian gas company, but that won't stop him from criticizing the Trump family for similar behavior.

If you have a suggestion for an upcoming Snollygoster Of The Week award or comment for the show, email snollygoster@wosu.org.

Steve Brown grew up in nearby Richwood, Ohio and now lives there with his wife and sons. He started his journalism career as a weekend board operator at WOSU while majoring in journalism at Ohio State, where he also wrote for the student newspaper The Lantern and co-founded the organization Students for Public Broadcasting.