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As the confirmation vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh neared, both parties had seen potential political benefits for them in the upcoming midterm elections.

For Republicans, it was a chance to energize the base by putting another conservative justice on the court, potentially reshaping it for a generation.

For Democrats, the specter of rolling back abortion rights, the Affordable Care Act and more was a way to further energize an already engaged liberal base to go to the polls.

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Any federal education money recovered from the now-closed Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow would go back to Ohio school districts under proposed legislation. 

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Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio said in a statement Friday that after careful consideration and meeting this week with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, he will not support the nomination. 

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A spokesperson for Children's Hospital in Columbus says President Trump and first lady Melania Trump will visit the facility on Friday. 

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President Trump will headline the Ohio Republican Party's state dinner in Columbus on August 24.  

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Thousands of union workers and retirees from around the country rallied at the Statehouse Thursday calling for a fix to the nation's pension crisis. 

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The North Canton telemarketing company whose Republican owner Ben Swarez was convicted in a campaign finance probe has organized employees and suppliers in a retaliatory effort to bring down two prominent Ohio Democrats. 

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A new statewide poll shows the gubernatorial race is currently a tie. 

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A Koch brothers group is praising the Republican U.S. Senate nominee in Ohio in new ads and mailers.

Ohio Republican primary voters on Tuesday picked congressman Jim Renacci in the U.S. Senate race. 

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President Trump criticized U.S. immigration policies during a business roundtable in Cleveland on Saturday. 

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Ohio Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike Gibbons and President Trump are linked by an odd coincidence. 

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The Ohio Republican congressman who failed to disclose nearly 50 thousand dollars in political contributions while registered as a Washington lobbyist has filed papers clarifying the date the registration was deactivated. 

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Campaign finance reports and congressional lobbyist filings reviewed by the Associated Press show Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Renacci failed to disclose nearly 50 thousand dollars in political contributions while registered as a Washington lobbyist starting in the late 2000s. 

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Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Renacci is dropping out of the gubernatorial race to run for the U.S. Senate. 

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Renacci has selected Cincinnati Council Member Amy Murray as his running mate.

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Two of the four Republicans running in the gubernatorial primary  have teamed up to form one ticket.

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A Republican State Representative says he is ending his campaign for the 16th Congressional District seat.

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Some of Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Renacci's recent attacks against Secretary of State Jon Husted in the four-way GOP gubernatorial contest were coordinated through a private entity called Citizens for Trump.

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An Ohio Republican congressman running for governor has pulled a 20 thousand dollar television ad from an upcoming NFL broadcast over protests by players kneeling during the national anthem. 

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A former Ohio State football player has filed the paperwork to run for Congress next year.

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Former Ohio State and NFL wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez is considering a run for Congress.

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One of the Republican gubernatorial candidates possibly made an illegal campaign contribution.

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Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor’s official announcement last week that she’s running to succeed Governor John Kasich rounds out the 2018 GOP gubernatorial field at four.

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's lawsuit against five drug companies is drawing mixed reaction from Republican and Democratic gubernatorial candidates.

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Ohio Democratic Party chair David Pepper is criticizing Republican Congressman Jim Renacci, who has filed the paperwork to run for Governor next year.

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Some retailers worried that a contentious proposed tax on imports would hurt business have voiced concerns to an Ohio Republican congress member who is  on a tax-writing legislative committee.

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Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor has launched her gubernatorial campaign by creating a fundraising committee.

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Republican State Treasurer Josh Mandel has filed the paperwork to reopen fundraising for a possible U.S. Senate bid in 2018 against Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown.

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The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has rejected the appeal of the conviction of North Canton businessman Ben Suarez.

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