Ohio Truly Qualifies as Battleground State

Presidential politics and intrigue have been rarely used together in Indiana in the last 44 years. Hoosiers have backed the Republican candidate for the White House every four years since 1964.

While Hoosiers are back in the spotlight this year, our neighbor to the east has been at the forefront in the last two election cycles. Ohio has a few interesting election facts of its own:

  • No Republican has ever won the presidency without winning Ohio
  • Ohio (along with Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee) is one of four states to back the presidential winner in each of the elections since 1964
  • John F. Kennedy was the last Democrat to win the presidency while losing the vote in Ohio

It will be interesting to see what happens in both states this time around, in regard to potential vice president nominees and the November vote.