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Election 2020

Two of the Democrats running for president have not been successful in their attempts to have their names certified to be listed on the March 17 Ohio primary ballot. One of the two has been certified to be a write-in candidate though. 

Devin Gum
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This week on Dayton Youth Radio we feature 18 year old Devin Gum, a high school senior from Centerville, who will be voting for the first time in next year's presidential election. Devin spoke to his father Kevin about the upcoming election.

I asked my dad if he thought that Trump made America great again.

"I think America's stronger now," he said. "He's made  great strides in our deals we have with Asia, Mexico and Canada."

"How do you rate Trump's overall performance?" I asked.

Otterbein University will be in the national spotlight today as thousands of people plan to visit the campus for tonight's Democratic Presidential Debate, and millions more will be watching from their homes. School officials say what people will see on campus has been weeks in the making. 

Your Voice Ohio is hosting a series of forums for community members to discuss what topics they want to see politicians and the media cover during the next election cycle.
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Twenty community members gathered at the main branch of the Dayton Metro Library on Monday to decide what topics they want to see politicians and the media cover during the next election cycle.

The forum was hosted by Your Voice Ohio, a media collaborative designed to bring communities together to discuss problems and share solutions.  

Participants were asked to imagine what their ideal community would look like, and then to decide what would need done to achieve that ideal.

Otterbein University in Westerville will host CNN's  presentation of the fourth Democratic Presidential Primary debate.

US Bank Arena was filled with Donald Trump supporters Thursday night and not once did the crowd chant "send her back" in reference to the four Democratic congresswoman Trump has lambasted in recent weeks.

The two year operating budget will move next year’s presidential primary to St. Patrick’s Day. Republicans had to move it to after March 15 so they could award all delegates to a single candidate.

Wright Memorial Library has hosted workshops designed to train community members to moderate their own conversations involving people with conflicting political opinions.
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With the political battles for the White House and Congress already heating up months ahead of 2020, so is the partisan bickering. A new training program in Dayton aims to help people avoid such political disagreements in their own lives.

It was inspired by a documentary film called American Creed featuring people from the left and the right sitting down together to discuss what it means to be an American today. Dayton organizers hope to spark the same sort of conversations around the Miami Valley this election season. 

 

Following an exploratory tour that took him to four early voting states, Ohio Sen. Sherrod announced today that he has decided not to seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. Brown, Ohio's senior U.S. Senator, said he made his decision a couple of days ago. 

Updated at 7:18 a.m. ET

Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown took a step towards a 2020 presidential campaign, announcing a tour of states holding early presidential primaries next year.

Seeking to counter President Trump's appeal to white, working-class voters that helped him flip Ohio and other key midwestern states, Brown is launching a "Dignity of Work" tour through Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina.