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May 7, 2018 at 8:42 am

NPR | Poggione Says Difference Between Cordray, Kucinich is More about Style

Dr. Sarah Poggione, portrait

Dr. Sarah Poggione

Dr. Sarah Poggione, Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science, offered her view of the Ohio Democratic gubernatorial race on NPR radio’s Morning Edition, saying the difference between Richard Cordray and Dennis Kucinich is more about style.

The report cited a number of Ohio Democratic insiders who fear the race could alienate the independent voters who are crucial for a Democratic win in November as both candidates are progressives. “Meaning the biggest difference may be personality, where Cordray is cerebral and detailed, Kucinich, more fiery and a little bit less polished in some ways.”

The story noted there are “differences from 2016 liberal vanguard. Senator Elizabeth Warren is one of Cordray’s biggest backers…. Meanwhile Kucinich comes under attack for his stint as a Fox news analyst, his call for President Obama’s impeachment, and his visits with Syrian dictator Bashar Al Assad, which she said were part of his effort to achieve world peace political scientist. But Poggione says it’s unclear how much any of that means to voters in a state struggling with an opioid crisis and a still uncertain economy. What’s clear is that many voters are still looking for clues before Tuesday’s election.”

Listen to the interview on NPR.

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