Monday, December 30, 2013

The year in Ohio politics: 6 stories that shaped 2013 and set the stage for what happens next

Off year? What off year?

There were no statewide elections in Ohio in 2013 – not even a statewide ballot issue to whet the appetite for the even-numbered-year slugfest to come. But political reporters hoping for some recovery time after the presidential battleground theatrics of 2012 quickly learned that the permanent campaign had taken hold in the Buckeye State.

Yes, 2013 brought plenty of moving parts with big implications for 2014 and beyond.

Here is our look back at Ohio’s top political stories of 2013.

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