Syria Kucinich Returns Speaking Fee To Pro-Syrian Group By Associated Press • Apr 28, 2018 wksu.org Former Ohio Congressman and current Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dennis Kucinich is returning a 20 thousand dollar speaking fee he received last year from a group sympathetic to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Kucinich Reports Paid Speaking Engagement With Pro-Syrian Group By Associated Press • Apr 18, 2018 wksu.org Former Ohio Congressman and current Democratic gubernatorial Candidate Dennis Kucinich has reported 2017 speaking income from a group with sympathies toward the Syrian government. Kasich Opposes Syrian Refugees In Ohio, Supports NATO Aid To France By Ohio Public Radio & Associated Press • Nov 16, 2015 Ohio's John Kasich is among several governors moving to temporarily halt acceptance of Syrian refugees following Friday's deadly attacks in Paris. Portman Cancels New Hampshire Event For Syria Briefing By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Sep 6, 2013 Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio has canceled his weekend appearance at a GOP fundraising event in New Hampshire to be in Washington for classified briefings on Syria. Federal Lawmakers From Ohio Express Concern Over Syria By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Sep 6, 2013 Congress will decide whether to approve President Obama's request to use military force in Syria when it returns to session next week .