If you love politics, this fall is a great time to be a Clevelander. People in other states are watching us enviously, because Ohioans' votes will count more than anyone's. Ohio's 20 electoral votes may well tip the election to Obama or McCain.
Meanwhile, Cleveland's politics are transforming. Familiar personalities are embattled, running in dramatic races or besieged by investigations. Two have died, sparking succession battles. An FBI probe, reform efforts, and media exposés are poking and prodding Cuyahoga County's once-sleepy but powerful government.
So I'll be blogging about Cleveland politics through the fall. I'll report on presidential candidates' visits and look at Ohio's role in the race. I'll let you know whether our past problems with our voting system have been fixed. I'll report from political events, let you know my thoughts on the latest news, and provide some insight about our city's political personalities. Thanks for reading!