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This week on "The State of Ohio": A state representative suddenly passes away, leaving lawmakers in shock. A national political party chooses Ohio for its convention - but it's probably not the party you think it is. And two groups are hoping to put two very different questions about voting laws before the voters
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Two veteran campaign strategists weigh in on what’s next for FitzGerald - if anything
By Karen Kasler - August 8, 2014
It’s been a tough month already for the Democratic candidate for governor. Ed FitzGerald’s poll numbers and fundraising are still well behind incumbent Republican John Kasich’s. And now he’s had to explain he wasn’t doing anything inappropriate with a woman he was found in a car with on a very early morning in October 2012, and he’s had to apologize for driving without a valid license for a decade in the early 2000s. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler sat down with two campaign veterans to talk about what’s next for the FitzGerald campaign – if anything.

You can see the full interview with Greg Haas and Mark Weaver on "The State of Ohio" on PBS stations this weekend and at statenews.org.


Ohio Lottery introduces a different kind of ad to sell tickets
You’ve seen a million of them, and most are pretty much the same. Lottery advertisements tend to be bright and loud and focus on the chance to win life-changing sums of money. But the Ohio Lottery has just introduced a very different kind of ad. From Ohio Public Radio member station WCPN, Joanna Richards reports.

Democrats deciding on 2016 convention city conclude visit to Columbus
Columbus awaits a decision on a political plum. A team from the Democratic National Committee wrapped up a two day visit to get a close up look for a possible 2016 national convention. WOSU's Tom Borgerding reports.

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