Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Donald Trump, John Kasich and a year of Ohio political surprises: 2016 takeaways

Say this about 2016: It was full of political surprises. None bigger, of course, than the election of reality television star Donald Trump as president.

I was wrong -- a lot -- about Trump's improbable candidacy. And like many others, I underestimated his chances against the far more politically seasoned Hillary Clinton.

As the year ends, here are five other stories I didn't see coming. Most trace their roots, even if in a roundabout way, to Trump. Each made 2016 an exciting year to cover politics in Ohio.

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