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Ohio's presidential drought century old

Dec 30, 2018 - The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio)
Board and Executive Moves


Every fourth-grader who paid attention during Ohio history knows Ohio's reputation: As the native state of eight U.S. presidents, it's the "cradle of presidents" -- giving the United States William McKinley, James A. Garfield and Ulysses S. Grant, among others.

But it's also safe to say the cradle has been empty for a long time.

If Republican John Kasich and Democrat Sherrod Brown decide to go forward with presidential bids in 2020, they'll be trying to r...