Ohio Democratic Party

Ohio Public Radio

A half-dozen people are in the running to succeed Ohio Democratic Party chair David Pepper, who resigned last month.

The Ohio Democratic Party is expected to vote on a replacement for outgoing chairman David Pepper on December 29. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles takes a look at who might be in the running for the job. 

On this week’s episode of Prognosis Ohio, Dan Skinner wraps up our 2020 candidate series with a discussion with Representative Kristin Boggs of House District 18—Dan’s district—about the importance of local state elections, and the state of Ohio health and healthcare politics.

Ohio Public Radio

A state appeals court has ruled Republican Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose does not have to allow people to request absentee ballots online. 

Ohio Public Radio

After weeks of pressuring the state to add more ballot drop boxes, the Ohio Democratic Party has filed a lawsuit in Franklin County Common Pleas Court to allow county boards of election to install more.

Voting-rights groups and Democrats have filed separate lawsuits in Ohio aimed at making voting easier this November amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Ohio Public Radio

As the 2020 presidential campaigns ramp up, Democrats are fine-tuning their message to voters as they try to take back the state.

Independent ethics investigators say former Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Renacci misused official resources for his campaigns for governor in 2017 and U.S. Senate last year.

Democratic U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Sunday urged Ohio Democrats to channel their anger, anxiety and sadness about the confirmation process involving new U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh into ousting Republicans from power this fall. 

Associated Press

President Trump headlined the Ohio Republican Party’s annual state dinner in August.

Ohio Supreme Court

Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O’Neill says he intends to resign from the bench to run for governor.

Former state senator and Ohio Democratic Party chair Harry Meshel died Monday at the age of 93 after a lenghty illness.

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Democrats plan to stage the first in a series of gubernatorial debates next month.


The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a request by Ohio Democrats to issue a restraining order preventing Donald Trump's supporters from harassing or intimidating voters.


A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has granted a motion by Donald Trump's presidential campaign to block a restraining order obtained by Ohio Democrats.

Dan Konik

A written order from a federal judge seeks to prevent Donald Trump's presidential campaign and others from taking part in certain activity that could intimidate voters. 

Associated Press

President Obama is in Cleveland today to campaign for Hillary Clinton after having strong words for Republicans in Columbus.

The Ohio Democratic Party says President Obama will headline its annual state dinner next month.

The Ohio Democratic Party is appealing a federal court decision that cancels the so-called "Golden Week", when voters may register and cast ballots at the same time. 

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says he'll appeal a federal judge's Tuesday ruling blocking rules for how thousands of absentee and provisional ballots are counted.

Associated Press

The new chair of the Ohio Democratic Party is former Attorney General candidate, former State Auditor candidate and former Hamilton County Commissioner David Pepper. 

David Pepper Front-Runner To Head State Democrats

Dec 15, 2014

It looks like David Pepper is poised to become the next leader of the Ohio Democratic Party.

Ohio Democrats haven’t had too much to cheer about this week after staggering losses at the polls Tuesday. 

Ohio Democratic Party leaders and political analysts are weighing in on how the party can bounce back from Tuesday's election results.

Dems Suing Kasich, Taylor Over Public Records

Aug 15, 2014

Democrats are now filing a public records lawuit suit against Republican Governor John Kasich.

Bill Clinton Scheduled To Speak In Columbus Tonight

Jun 13, 2014

Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to speak tonight at the Ohio Democratic Party's annual state dinner in Columbus.

Major Parties Spin Tuesday's Election Results

Nov 7, 2013

The two major political parties have different takes on the results of Tuesday's elections.

Executive privilege is among Republican Governor John Kasich's arguments in a lawsuit filed by the Ohio Democratic Party over access to his schedule of  appearances.