Convention Day 2: Lou Holtz controversy, Davidson says Trump needs Kasich to win; Portman’s low profile

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Congressman Warren Davidson, who won a special election after House Speaker John Boehner retired, said Donald Trump needs to mend fences and find a way to  work with Ohio Gov. John Kasich if he wants to win Ohio and the White House.

Former college football coach and ESPN analyst Lou Holtz blasted immigrants in a speech at an RNC luncheon, saying: “I don’t want to celebrate your holidays, I sure as hell don’t want to cheer for your soccer team.”

Protesters from Black Lives Matter, the KKK, Westboro Baptist Church began throwing urine at each other after a tense incident broke out in Cleveland after conspiracy theorist and radio host Alex Jones provoked a rival group and was attacked.

Wright State University pulling out of the first 2016 presidential debate was headline news across CNN and the Drudge Report. The university cited issues with raising money to pay for the security required to host the event, which continued to escalate and could have cost as much as $8 million. Here’s all of DDN’s and WHIO’s coverage of the story.

Community leaders react to Wright State passing on the debate.

Senator Rob Portman keeping low profile at Republican convention.

Governor Kasich arrives in Cleveland, with no intentions of attending RNC.

Paul Manafort, the controversial campaign manager for Donald Trump, blamed the plagiarism accusations toward Melania Trump on the Clinton campaign. Clinton spokesperson Jennifer Palmieri said the accusation was ridiculous. It was the second consecutive day Manafort made headlines. Monday, he attacked Ohio Gov. John Kasich on MSNBC in the morning before the Republican National Convention started. Kasich strategist Jeff Weaver responded in an email to the New York Times, taking shots at  Manafort’s ties to Eastern European autocrats by accusing Manafort  of “being on the lam with thugs.” Manafort was campaign manager for Ukraine ex-President Viktor Yanukovych when the country revolted and Yanukovych went in exile in Russia, prompting the Russians to invade Crimea.


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