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Weekly columns from Vindicator politics writer David Skolnick

Presidential candidate Ryan faces a gigantic fundraising challenge

Opinion: U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan’s presidential campaign isn’t revealing how much money it has raised since the

Midwest will again loom large in the 2020 presidential contest

Opinion: You and I can probably predict the winner of the presidential race in about 40 states and we’re a

Youngstown Mayor Brown ducks city’s financial troubles in speech

Opinion: It didn’t come as a shock that Youngstown Mayor Jamael Tito Brown didn’t really discuss the city’s

Local Dem Party Chair Betras steps up assault on state party

Opinion: Members of the Mahoning County Democratic Party got together a couple of weeks ago to endorse

Trump continues his attack on the UAW during his Ohio visit

Opinion: President Donald Trump again criticized the United Auto Workers union regarding the idling of the

Governor taking a wait-and-see stance on the ‘Youngstown Plan’

Opinion: With several school districts facing a possible state takeover in the next two years, House Bill 70,

DeWine criticized for ignoring GM Lordstown in key address

Opinion: Gov. Mike DeWine took somewhat of a beating from the Mahoning Valley delegation to the General

Ex-Trump insiders handicap the presidential sweepstakes in 2020

Opinion: It only lasted about 10 minutes, but the interview I conducted earlier this week with Corey

Valley Rep. Ryan faces long odds if he decides to run for president

Opinion: U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan is attracting national media attention for his potential run for president in

Mahoning County commissioners seeking sales tax renewal in May

Opinion: It’s likely that many Mahoning County voters don’t know there’s a reason for them to go to the polls

Does Mayor Stocker of Struthers have another trick up his sleeve?

Opinion: Four years ago, Terry Stocker was preparing to finish out his second term as Struthers mayor. But

Three ‘well qualified’ lawyers eyeing county court judgeship

Opinion: After interviewing eight candidates who applied to be a Mahoning County Court judge, the county

Munroe leaving chairmanship of Mahoning Cty. GOP on high note

Opinion: For many years being the Mahoning County Republican County chairman was a thankless job. The

Election losses continue to haunt Democratic Party leader Betras

Opinion: Defeat smacked Mahoning County Democratic Party Chairman David Betras in the face pretty hard in

Republican Householder owes his Ohio House speakership to Dems

Opinion: Though there are only 38 Democrats in the 99-member Ohio House, they were the crucial votes needed