-- Ohio holds its Democratic and Republican primaries on March 15. 160 delegates are at stake for the Democrats and 66 delegates for the Republicans.
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Why the state is significant:
The Buckeye state is a known as one of the most important swing states every presidential election cycle. It’s demographics, geography and political leanings make it something of a microcosm of the rest of the country.
It’s also a bellwether: Ohio has correctly picked the winner of the presidential race in all but two elections since 1904.
Ohio is sometimes referred to as the “Mother of Presidents” or the “Cradle of Presidents” because seven past presidents claim the Buckeye State as their birthplace.
Cleveland, Ohio is the host city for the 2016 Republican National Convention.