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2018 was a big election year in Ohio. Republicans held onto all five statewide executive offices including governor and super majorities in both the Ohio House and Senate. But there were a few bright spots for Democrats, among them the reelection of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and the election of two Democrats to the Ohio Supreme Court.With election 2018 over, the focus now shifts to governing. Stay connected with the latest on politics, policies and people making the decisions at all levels affecting your lives.

Donald Trump Promises Ohioans Tax Cuts, the End of Obamacare and a NAFTA Overhaul

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Presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke before a crowd of about 5,000 at the Champion Center Expo in Springfield, repeating promises to restore the economy.

Trump called for a change of leadership in Washington, saying, "This election is for the heart and soul of America.”

The candidate also said he’ll repeal and replace Obamacare.

“Obamacare, it’s a catastrophic event for Ohio workers. And it’s making it impossible for many parents to pay heir bills, support their families or get quality medical care to their children.”

The candidate promised to renegotiate NAFTA, and oversee what he called the “the biggest tax cut [for Americans] since Ronald Reagan.”

After the rally, Trump supporter Chris Burcham from Kettering said he plans to vote for Trump. The retired Chrysler autoworker says he appreciates Trump’s anti-abortion stance.

“As a Christian, we need a good man in there who is not afraid to stand up for his beliefs we need to put god back in our country.”

In his speech, Trump blamed the Clintons for Ohio’s years of manufacturing-job losses.