RNC

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JO INGLES / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Look around any political convention and you will likely see vendors selling tee-shirts, buttons and memorabilia.

But both the DNC this week and the RNC last week also attract artists and small businesses selling stuff to the party faithful. 

If you walked through the Home Run Alley at Progressive Field during the RNC, you would have seen a lot of different items for sale. Many are handmade by local artisans like the shirts made by Marianna Keithly of Middletown. The garments were bedazzled on site with rhinestones.

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U.S. CONGRESS

Congressman Tim Ryan is headed to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention this week, his fourth convention since taking office in 2003.

The Youngstown-area Democrat says he hopes the DNC looks at the issues differently than the Republican National Convention does.

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ANDY CHOW / OHIO PUBLIC RADIO

The Republican National Convention in Cleveland was a unique experience for many delegates, capped by mixed feelings about the party’s presidential nominee Donald Trump. But as Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, GOP leaders say there was something at the RNC that won't be duplicated at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week. 

High-profile speakers seemed timid to even mention Donald Trump’s name around Ohio Republicans during the RNC.

Amanda Renteria
M.L. SCHULTZE / WKSU

  One of those in Quicken Loans Arena a week ago to hear the Republican Party nominate Donald Trump for president was Amanda Renteria, Hillary Clinton’s national political director. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze spoke with Renteria in Cleveland about the differences she sees in the presidential race that others might miss.

Amanda Renteria was in the Q being interviewed when the New York delegation delivered the GOP nomination to Donald Trump. She acknowledged the next day, the experience was a bit surreal.

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KAREN KASLER / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Real estate magnate Donald Trump accepted the GOP nomination last night. But that doesn’t mean the party is unified behind him. 

Governor John Kasich’s delegates attended the convention and many of them admit they have a hard time accepting Trump. 

The Rolling Stones tune, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” blared throughout Quicken Loans arena as Donald Trump left the floor after being nominated by the Republican Party.

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