It’s not unusual for Ohio House and Senate staffers to take a leave of absence to run campaigns.
Opponents of elections bills under consideration in the state legislature say majority Republican lawmakers are trying to pass changes that make it harder for people to vote, and in a way that makes it harder for Ohioans to overrule.
Ohio voters who say they are fed up with the current political system often find it’s difficult to change. Many people who study politics say it’s not as simple as voting incumbents out of office.
Polls show voters are upset with Congress over the federal shutdown.