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Elections 2012

With the Iowa caucuses looming, Gov. John Kasich said Monday he's not ready to pick a candidate. "We have too much to do here. Everybody I endorsed either didn't run or dropped out," Kasich said. "My comments, they wouldn't serve me well, probably not the people I comment on well," he said.

The anti-SB5 campaign group donated $20,000 of its leftover $730,000 in political donations Tuesday to Toys for Tots and the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks. Spokesman Dennis Willard said the group plans an announcement early next year to detail plans for involvement on future issues and elections.

Former Rep. Greg Jolivette is withdrawing his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the 51st House District seat, telling The Hamilton Journal News he is considering an independent bid after his campaign hit a snag when he failed to sign his declaration form.