Election Coverage

Election Coverage
4:28 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Absentee ballots are going out

Nearly a million Ohioans have returned absentee ballot request forms, asking for paper ballots from county boards of elections. And for those who’d like to cast a ballot early in person, voting starts tomorrow/today (Tuesday October 2nd) at locations specified by local boards of elections. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles says Ohio’s top elections official thinks early voting is looking good so  far.

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Election Coverage
9:41 am
Fri September 28, 2012

U.S. Senate Race Remains Nasty, Expensive

Republican State Treasurer and U.S Senate candidate Josh Mandel says changes are needed in Washington to push action on the budget deficit and national debt.

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Around the Nation
8:15 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Obama, Romney Mine For Swing Voters In Ohio

Coal miners listened as GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney spoke during a rally last month in Beallsville, Ohio. Both Romney and President Obama have made the state a focal point of their campaigns.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Originally published on Fri September 28, 2012 11:15 am

Undecided voters in Ohio got a lot of attention this week from President Obama and GOP rival Mitt Romney. Coal may be the key to many swing voters in the Buckeye State, which remains a top coal producer.

It's an issue weighing on coal miner Rick Carpenter's mind at the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival in southeastern Ohio.

"Save coal — fire Obama. Yeah, I've got one of those signs in my yard," he says.

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Election Coverage
12:36 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Federal Election Monitors Requested For Ohio

Democratic State Representative Alicia Reece and Cincinnati community leaders are asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to send federal election monitors to Ohio in November to protect voter rights.

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Election Coverage
9:46 am
Thu September 27, 2012

In Ohio, Romney Touts His Health Care Law

During his Ohio Campaign swing on Wednesday, GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney told NBC his Massachusetts health care law is evidence that he has empathy for ordinary Americans.

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Election Coverage
9:45 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Romney Stumps For Small Business Vote In Ohio

Westerville South High School and a Bedford Heights manufacturing plant were two of the three stops GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney made in Ohio yesterday.

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Election Coverage
9:41 am
Thu September 27, 2012

POTUS Woos Ohio College Students

President Obama courted the student vote yesterday during campaign stops at Bowling Green State and Kent State universities.

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Election Coverage
9:38 am
Thu September 27, 2012

New POTUS Ad Hits Ohio Airwaves Today

President Obama begins airing a two-minute television appeal in Ohio and six other states today.

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Election Coverage
9:26 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Obama and Romney circle Ohio

The presidential candidates are circling each other in Ohio today, vying for votes in the key swing state. 

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Election Coverage
9:16 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

New conservative groups launch ads

As polls indicate President Obama's is gaining the edge in key swing states, new Republican-leaning groups are entering the presidential advertising fray. 

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Election Coverage
9:07 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Poll shows Obama lead in swing states

A new poll shows President Barack Obama opening a double-digit lead over former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in two of three key swing states.  Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler looks into the numbers in Ohio.

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Election Coverage
11:57 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Poll Shows Obama Ahead Of Romney By Ten Points In Ohio

A new poll shows President Barack Obama opening a double-digit lead over Republican Mitt Romney in two of the nation's three largest swing states.

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Election Coverage
6:55 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Romney and Ryan swing through Ohio

Kicking off an Ohio bus tour, Republican Mitt Romney says president Barack Obama is offering a "foreign" vision of government.

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Election Coverage
6:45 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Mandel promises to limit term

Republican Josh Mandel says he would limit himself to two terms in office if elected as a U.S. Senator.

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Election Coverage
12:33 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Voters Guides Coming To Conservative Ohioans

Conservative lobbyist Ralph Reed says his Faith and Freedom Coalition is sending out over 51-million copies of its voters guide to people in Ohio and three other Presidential battleground states.

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Election Coverage
12:31 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Groups Working To Get Ohioans Registered To Vote

The deadline for Ohioans to register to vote in the November election is October 9th.

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Election Coverage
3:22 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Poll: Brown Leads Mandel

A new poll shows Democrat Sherrod Brown has a slight lead in his bid for re-election to the U.S. Senate. 

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Election Coverage
10:49 am
Mon September 24, 2012

Presidential Campaigns Back In Ohio This Week

On the final week before the debates begin, both presidential candidates return to Ohio as the start of early voting nears.

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It's All Politics
3:34 am
Fri September 21, 2012

You've Got Mail: Campaigns Still Rely On Snail Mail

A collection of political direct-mail pamphlets produced by the Mammen Group.
Lauren Rock NPR

Originally published on Fri September 28, 2012 5:08 pm

For those of you who feel you've had quite enough of the political ads airing every night on your TV screens, well, get ready for another sort of deluge.

In the coming weeks, candidates will bombard your mailboxes with ads. It may seem old-fashioned, but the consultants who devise direct-mail campaigns have become sophisticated about knowing whom to reach and what to say.

"It's almost because of the changing media landscape that direct mail remains relevant," says Anil Mammen, who runs a small direct-mail shop in Washington, D.C.

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