2020 presidential race

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Hip hop star and fashion designer Kanye West filed to run as a presidential candidate on the Ohio ballot today, the deadline for minor party and independent candidates to turn in their paperwork. But the cagey campaign leaves many questions unanswered.

Gov. John Kasich
Dan Konik

Former Ohio Governor and 2016 Republican presidential candidate John Kasich will be speaking for likely nominee Joe Biden at the upcoming Democratic National Convention. Some Ohio Democrats are blasting the idea on social media. But there are reasons why Democrats could benefit from Kasich’s appearance.

A poll worker helps a voter to a machine at Franklin County's early voting center in Columbus on Sunday, March 15. In-person voting for the March 17 primary was cancelled the next day and the mail-in deadline was extended to April 28.
Karen Kasler

Voter turnout in Ohio has been around 70 percent in presidential election years, and elections officials think turnout will be high this year as well. But with lingering concerns related to the pandemic, they say it’s going to be important to get as many Ohioans as possible to vote early this November. 

Ohio Democratic Party Chair David Pepper
Statehouse News Bureau

Some of the Democratic party’s top fundraisers, including union groups and some of President Obama’s top campaign supporters, are organizing a massive campaign in six battleground states this year. Ohio is not one of them. Does this mean the Buckeye State is no longer thought of by national Democrats as a swing state? 

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Ohio is expected to play a vital role in President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign, no Republican has ever won a race for the White House without carrying the state, and supporters say they plan to win in Ohio again with a common talking point, the economy.

Mike DeWine, then the Republican candidate for governor, spoke alongside his wife Fran at the Ohio Republican Party state dinner in 2018. Donald Trump was the headlining speaker.
Karen Kasler

Gov. Mike DeWine is still not talking about how he feels about impeachment proceedings against his fellow Republican, President Donald Trump.

Otterbein University

Otterbein University in Westerville will host CNN's  presentation of the fourth Democratic Presidential Primary debate.

Top: Democrat Joe Biden, Bottom: Republican Donald Trump
Statehouse News Bureau

A new Quinnipiac University Poll shows Democratic Former Vice President Joe Biden is the only Democrat in the race who would beat Republican President Donald Trump if the election were held today. 

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The Ohio Republican Party said the Democrats vying for the White House expressed far-left ideas and characterized their policies as socialist after watching the two rounds of presidential debates.

A lot of the work on the state budget happens at night at the Statehouse.
Karen Kasler

The two-year state budget is headed to a conference committee Tuesday to work out significant differences between the House and Senate versions. And there isn’t much time to deal, because the budget must be signed by Sunday night.

Former Vice President Joe Biden during a stop in Columbus to discuss the new overtime rules for workers. Biden is the latest Democrat to enter the 2020 presidential race.
Andy Chow

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown bowed out of the 2020 presidential race weeks ago, and many speculated that was because former Vice President Joe Biden was planning to run. 

Cong. Tim Ryan (D, Niles)
Jo Ingles

U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan of the Youngstown area is the latest Democrat to officially throw his hat in the ring to run for the party’s nomination for president in 2020. 

Andy Chow

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is starting the final leg of his tour of the early presidential primary and caucus states. As he visits South Carolina, Brown says he’s learned a lot as he gets closer to making a decision on a possible presidential run. 

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) kicked off his "Dignity of Work" tour of key presidential primary and caucus states Wednesday night in Brunswick, OH.
Nick Castele

Ohio’s senior US Senator has launched a tour of key presidential primary and caucus states, but says he hasn’t yet decided if he’ll seek the Democratic nomination in 2020.  But three campaign experts in Ohio have thoughts on Sherrod Brown’s “Dignity of Work” tour.