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Trump Backers Capitalizing on His Popularity to Run for Governor

Seeking to capitalize on the popularity of former President Donald Trump, supporters are lining up across the country to run for governor in a number of key states.

Texas, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, Ohio, and Georgia gubernatorial races all figure to test the endorsement of the Republican Party’s leading voice in the 2022 midterm elections.

“You’re going to see situations where people are trying to out-Trump each other,” Republican strategist Doug Heye told The Hill. “Ultimately, these candidates . . .

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IndyCar embraces Americana charm at Mid-Ohio for holiday

LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — IndyCar will celebrate Independence Day in the middle of Ohio — movies at sunset, fireworks at dark and finally a fantastic season of racing taking its show to the fabled sports car course.

The quaint Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course sits halfway between Cleveland and Columbus, nestled to the west of I-71 in Morrow County, where spectators have an equal chance of passing a six-figure luxury vehicle or a horse and . . .

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Dogs on display: Museum fetes 200 years of cartoon canines

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a 1970 Beetle Bailey comic strip, the character known as Sarge berates his uniform-wearing dog, Otto, for a paperwork mistake. “Think, Otto, think!!” Sarge says. “We can’t all be Snoopy,” a dejected Otto replies.

This confluence of two iconic comic strip dogs is on exhibit along with dozens of other images at the world’s largest cartoon museum as part of a new presentation of the history of canines in the world of cartooning.

“The Dog Show: Two Centuries of Canine Cartoons” at Ohio State University’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library . . .

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Trump: Biden Admin. ‘Complete, Total Catastrophe; I Told You’

President Donald Trump kicked off his 2022 campaign rally circuit Saturday night, rebuking the “complete and total catastrophe” of the Biden administration.

“Joe Biden is destroying our nation right before our very own eyes,” Trump told a Wellington, Ohio, campaign rally broadcast on Newsmax, the first of its kind since he left office in January.

“After just five months the Biden administration is already a complete and total catastrophe. I told you. Crime is surging. Murders are soaring. Police departments are being . . .

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Frank Bonner, Herb on ‘WKRP in Cincinnati,’ dies at 79

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with an affection for polyester plaid suits on the TV comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died. He was 79.

Bonner died Wednesday from complications of Lewy body dementia, said his daughter, Desiree Boers-Kort. The actor died at his home in Laguna Niguel, south of Los Angeles.

He had been diagnosed about three years ago with the disease that leads to worsening mental and physical complications.

“WKRP in Cincinnati” aired from 1978-1982 and was set in a lagging Ohio radio station trying to reinvent itself with rock. The cast included . . .

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Fowler comes up short in bid for US Open as qualifying ends

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Rickie Fowler came up just short — one roll of the ball — in his last shot at avoiding sitting out another major when he failed to get through U.S. Open qualifying on Tuesday.

Fowler had five holes to play Tuesday morning in the rain-delayed qualifier at Brookside and The Lakes, and he needed three birdies. From over the back of the 18th green, his chip was about a full turn short before peeling away to the right.

That left him one shot out of the 5-for-4 playoff for the remaining spots to the U.S. Open next week at . . .

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