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Davidson, Wilhelm talk politics on Town Hall Ohio

Published Apr. 29, 2010 | Discuss this on Facebook

For Immediate Release

April 29, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) - Two of the nation's top political leaders are back for this week’s episode of Town Hall Ohio.

Jo Ann Davidson, former co-chair of the Republican National Committee, and David Wilhelm, former chair of the Democratic National Committee, discuss the current state of both Ohio and national politics.

Both Davidson and Wilhelm believe there has been a distinct rise in partisanship and would like to see a return to a more civilized, bipartisan political climate.

"I think we'd all like to see a little bit more civility in our political system now, a little bit more ability to work across the aisle," said Davidson.

"Too often, I think today's political leadership - and followership for that matter - forget about the value of compromise and are too interested in the next sound bite, in next election perhaps, than in doing the kind of thing that will really make a long-run difference," Wilhelm said.

Also joining the program is Mike Curtin, associate publisher emeritus of the Columbus Dispatch.  Recognized as one of Ohio's top political experts, Curtin believes that Ohio's struggling economy and political turmoil will make for a compelling general election in November, particularly in the gubernatorial race.

“I think it has all the makings of a very, very competitive race at the top of the ticket and all through the ticket,” said Curtin.

John C. "Jack" Fisher, executive vice president of the Ohio Farm Bureau, also offers his insight into Ohio politics.

Town Hall Ohio is a weekly public affairs discussion program produced by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation with the financial support of Nationwide Insurance.  Programs are available for download at www.townhallohio.org.

Station dates and times for Town Hall Ohio are:

WTVN, Columbus – Sunday at 7 a.m.

WNCO, Ashland – Saturday at 6 a.m.

WBLL, Bellefontaine – Saturday at 6 a.m.

WSRW, Chillicothe – Saturday  at 7 a.m.

WONW, Defiance – Saturday at 11 a.m.

WFIN, Findlay – Sunday at 6 a.m.

WMVO, Mt. Vernon – Sunday at 6 a.m.

WNDH, Napoleon – Sunday at 6 a.m.

WLKR, Norwalk – Sunday at 6 a.m.

WLEC, Sandusky – Saturday at 9 a.m.

WMVR, Sidney – Saturday  at 6 a.m.

WTTF, Tiffin – Saturday at 9 a.m.

WCWA, Toledo – Saturday at 5 a.m.

WHIZ, Zanesville – Saturday at 6 a.m.

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CONTACT: Joe Cornely

PHONE: (614) 246-8230

E-MAIL: jcornely@ofbf.org

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