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PoliticsOhio: State Races, Candidates Taking Shape

In the last edition of PoliticsOhio, we focused on the Ohio governor's race. This week, we hear about some otherpolitical contests underway across the state. Karen Kasler from the Ohio Statehouse News Bureau provides updates on some other state races underway.   

In this interview,Kaslertells us who FrankLaRoseis. The Republican state Senator just announced that he'll run in a Republican primary for Secretary of State. 

Democrats have their first official candidate in that race as well. Representative Kathleen Clyde of Kentisthe first to announce announce her bid for Secretary of State in 2018

Kasler also updates us on the Ohio U.S. Senate race. Josh Mandel hopes to take Senator Sherrod Brown’s seat. We'll hear what challenges he faces.

Credit Sherrod Brown Campaign


Finally, we wrap with some commentsGovernorJohnKasichmade at a town hall event recently when asked about his thoughts on impeaching President Donald Trump.


PoliticsOhio is a wrap-up of the week's important political news in the state. Each Friday during All Things Considered, the WYSO news department talks with political reporters and experts from across Ohio about local and statewide news.


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