Fairlawn, Ohio (CNN) - John Kasich is fed up.
Ohio's Republican gubernatorial nominee has withstood more than a year of "fears and smears" against him, he told CNN Wednesday evening, largely from out-of-state liberals desperate to keep Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland in Columbus.
Canton, Ohio (CNN) - At a crowded rally inside a Canton union hall Wednesday, a fired-up Gov. Ted Strickland (D-Ohio) said his Republican challenger John Kasich is flailing wildly as his once solid lead in the governor's race has collapsed.
Kasich has taken a particularly harsh tone toward Democrats during a three-day statewide bus tour with other members of the GOP ticket, accusing unnamed opponents of attacking him with "negative, lying smearing stuff" and plotting to steal the election.
(CNN) - A new poll indicates that Republican challenger John Kasich holds a 6-point advantage over Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland in Ohio's gubernatorial contest, a race that's captured national headlines thanks to the numerous appearances by top flight surrogates.
According to a Quinnipiac University survey released Tuesday, 49 percent of likely voters in Ohio support Kasich, a former congressman, with 43 percent backing Strickland, a former congressman who was elected governor in 2006. Kasich's six point advantage is within the poll's sampling error. Kasich's margin is also down from a 10 point lead held in a Quinnipiac poll released about a week ago.
Columbus, Ohio (CNN) - The White House has added yet another campaign stop in Ohio on the final weekend before Election Day, as the hotly-contested race between Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland and his Republican challenger John Kasich comes down to the wire.
Vice President Joe Biden will appear with Strickland in Toledo on Sunday night, a Strickland campaign source told CNN.
That's on top of a high-profile Halloween rally on Sunday afternoon headlined by Biden and President Barack Obama - a Cleveland stop designed to gin up excitement among the Democratic base.
(CNN) - Big Republicans are coming out for Ohio Republican gubernatorial candidate John Kasich next week. Governors Haley Barbour of Mississippi, Chris Christie of New Jersey and Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota will headline a rally on October 29.
The three governors are also considered potential 2012 presidential candidates. Another possible 2012 candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, will campaign for Kasich next Tuesday.
Columbus, Ohio (CNN) - Ohio's Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland thinks the pundits are wrong.
He tells CNN, "I don't think there is an enthusiasm gap in Ohio." As proof he cites he a state Democratic Party analysis that shows "across Ohio more Democrats have requested absentee ballots than have Republicans."
But even if that bears out, it might not be enough for the Democrat to hold onto his seat that one the state party calls "a firewall for President Obama in 2012."
(CNN) - Republican John Kasich has extended his lead over Democratic incumbent Ted Strickland in the Ohio governor's race.
According to a new poll from the University of Cincinnati, Kasich, a former congressman, holds a 51-43 percent lead over the once-popular Strickland. Six percent say they remain undecided – a percentage that may offer the one-term governor a glimmer of hope if he can convince those voters to fall his way in the next three weeks.
The poll surveyed 705 likely voters by telephone between October 8-13 and carries a sampling error of plus or minus 3.7 percent.
Check out CNN's new Polling Center, which provides the most comprehensive polling data covering national questions and the top 2010 election races of any news organization in the political landscape.
(CNN) - A "Glee" star is taking the political stage this weekend in the home state of the fictional William McKinley High School.
Matthew Morrison, who plays glee club director "Mr. Shuster" on the hit Fox series, will be in Ohio to campaign for Democratic Senate candidate Lee Fisher and Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland.
(CNN) - Vice President Biden will be making his fourth trip to Ohio in the past six weeks, as the White House tries to bolster the re-election bid of Gov. Ted Strickland.
Strickland campaign communications director Lis Smith confirmed Biden will hit the Youngstown area on Monday for two stops and a fundraiser.