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Women In Government: What Stands In The Way?

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When Kellyanne Conway, White House counselor for President Donald Trump, took the stage at the Ohio Republican Party State dinner the very first topic of discussion was on women in leadership and how to encourage more candidates to run for office. Conway says encouragement is key. “The number one impediment for many women not running… Read More

A sign outside of the Nelsonville voter precinct lets people know where they can vote.

Ohio GOP Fined $100K for Improperly Funding Voter Database

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio Republican Party is paying a $100,000 civil penalty to the Federal Election Commission for improperly funding a 2014 voter turnout database built by the company of an ally of then-Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Cleveland.com reports an agreement announced last week cites the party for using almost $490,000 in non-federal funds for a… Read More

Kellyanne Conway

Trump Adviser Kellyanne Conway to Headline Ohio GOP Dinner

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway will headline the Ohio Republican Party dinner this month. State party chairwoman Jane Timken says she expects tickets to go quickly for the Sept. 21 event at the Columbus Convention Center. Dinner tickets start at $60 for young Republicans and $150 for other individuals. President… Read More

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose

GOP Official: Ohio Election on St. Patrick’s Day Would be OK

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Republican who is Ohio’s elections chief says the state can handle having its presidential primary on St. Patrick’s Day next year if lawmakers make that change in the still-unsettled state budget. The proposed move from March 10 to March 17 drew objections from some Democratic lawmakers, particularly from the Cleveland… Read More

The Kentucky Statehouse

Milestone Win Builds on GOP Strength in Eastern Kentucky

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The GOP will have its largest margin ever in the state Senate after voters in an eastern Kentucky district elected a Republican for the first time since the 1960s. Republican Phillip Wheeler defeated Democrat Darrell Pugh in a special election last week in state Senate District 31. The Legislative Research Commission… Read More

Party Leaders Debate Ohio’s Future Political Landscape

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The leaders of Ohio’s two major parties see different signs in the outcome of the 2018 election. At a forum sponsored by the Ohio Associated Press, both said they have good reason to hope their parties will be in control in coming years. Ohio Republican Party Chair Jane Timken says the 2018 election proved one thing…. Read More

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West Virginia Legislature Wraps First GOP-led Session In 8 Decades

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Lawmakers have concluded a 60-day session under Republican leadership for the first time in more than eight decades. A charter school push died Saturday without a vote. In a 49-49 tie, House delegates killed a forced pooling bill, which would have allowed horizontal drilling from missing or unwilling mineral rights owners when 80 percent of… Read More