Elections

Census data kicks off partisan brawl in statehouses over U.S. House...

WASHINGTON — The announcement of which states will lose and gain U.S. House districts in 2023 was the opening bell for the cutthroat, once-a-decade...

Florida, North Carolina, Colorado, Montana among the winners gaining U.S. House...

WASHINGTON — After months of delays, the U.S. Census Bureau on Monday gave states part of the critical data needed to redraw their U.S. House...

Congressman Tim Ryan to run for U.S. Senate seat

Tim Ryan, the 10-term Democratic congressman from northeast Ohio, announced Monday he will campaign for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Rob Portman. Ryan,...

Ohio House GOP’s proposed voting law changes, explained

Two Republican lawmakers recently unveiled their election reform bill to colleagues, proposing changes to how Ohioans can register to vote and cast absentee ballots...

State lawmakers Peterson, Stewart to run for open Congressional seat

Two Republican state lawmakers have announced plans to campaign for a congressional seat that will soon be left vacant by the departure of U.S....

Georgia voting law pummeled at U.S. Senate hearing on ‘Jim Crow...

WASHINGTON — Georgia’s new voting law was at the center of Tuesday's U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, where senators discussed restoration of a key...

Whaley announces run for governor: ‘We need new leadership in Ohio’

Nan Whaley acknowledges she has grown and changed since four years ago, the last time she announced a campaign to become Ohio’s governor. The intervening...

Mailbag: What’s the most effective way to get my lawmaker’s attention?

Welcome to another installment of the Ohio Capital Journal Mailbag, the 33rd most popular political column in the 33rd most popular state. Let’s get...

Early voting underway in Ohio for May 2021 primary election

It is election season once again in Ohio, though you may or may not have something to vote for this spring. Early voting has begun...

Dr. Acton, former state health director, will not run for U.S....

Dr. Amy Acton, the former state health director who led Ohio's pandemic response in its early months, announced Tuesday she will not enter the...
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