Ohio Democratic Party

photo of David Pepper
STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

The leader of Ohio’s Democrats says the announcement by Attorney General Mike DeWine that he’ll be a candidate for Governor in the Republican primary is good news for Democrats.

Ohio Democratic Party Chair David Pepper says 2018 is shaping up to be a year when voters are looking for change. And if that holds true, he says it isn’t good news for Attorney General Mike DeWine, a man who has held public office since 1977.

Tim Ryan
KEVIN NIEDERMIER / WKSU

Youngstown-area Rep. Tim Ryan says he’ll challenge Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for the job of leading Democrats in Congress. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler says the idea is going over well with one Democratic leader.

 

David Pepper election night
JO INGLES / OHIO PUBLIC RADIO

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s loss to Republican President-Elect Donald Trump wasn’t the only blistering defeat for Ohio’s Democratic Party. The state Legislature, which was already Republican dominated, became even redder. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles talked with the leader of the Ohio Democratic Party about the loss and where the party goes from here.

Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper says Clinton’s loss was devastating.

“What we saw was a tidal wave that was far bigger than Ohio.”

photo of Ohio Democratic representatives
KAREN KASLER / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Ohio’s 34 House Democrats are all up for re-election, along with their 65 Republican colleagues. But the Democrats are not letting their low numbers set them back as they think about what bills they plan to push in the lame duck session this fall and beyond. 

Pages