2018 election

Richard Vogel / Associated Press

Some of the people who brought a marijuana legalization plan to the ballot two years ago want to try to put a different one before voters next year, one that would allow both the sale and possession of recreational marijuana.

Updated 1 p.m.

Republican Cincinnati council member Amy Murray is teaming up with gubernatorial candidate Jim Renacci as his running mate.

Haraz N. Ghanbari / Associated Press

Until recently, former Ohio attorney general Richard Cordray had been stuck in political limbo for what seemed like an eternity, unable, by federal law, to even hint at his ambition to be Ohio's next governor.

The Grove City Democrat was serving as the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), with a six-year term that was to have expired in June 2018.

The “Hatch Act,” which prohibits most federal employees from engaging in partisan politics, kept Cordray quiet about his ambitions, even though everyone in Ohio knew he had them burning inside him.

Bill O'Neill
Bill O'Neill

As promised, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill has submitted his resignation in order to continue his run for governor. But it’s not effective immediately.

Bill O'Neill
Bill O'Neill

Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O'Neill says he's staying in the Democratic gubernatorial primary race and will step down from the court, despite previous promises to drop out if Richard Cordray entered the contest.

Steve Helber / Associated Press

To the chanting of "Cordray! Cordray!", Richard Cordray walked through Lilly's Kitchen Table and into the Ohio governor's race on Tuesday morning.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, right, speaks alongside Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, left, during a news conference at the University of Dayton to announce their decision to share the ticket in their bid for the Ohio governor.
John Minchillo / Associated Press

Hours after Republicans Mike DeWine and Jon Husted announced they were forming an Ohio political superteam of sorts and would run for governor on the same ticket, their opponents painted themselves as outsiders and vowed to stay in the race.

The Jerry Springer Show

Ohio Democrats will not chanting “Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!” any time soon.

Two Republicans who were running against each other to become Ohio's next governor have decided to team up instead.

Republican Sen. Frank LaRose (left) and democratic Rep. Kathleen Clyde (right) agree that more transparency is needed in campaign finance.
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The opponents of Issue 2, the Drug Price Relief Act, recently outspent backers of that proposal by a four-to-one margin. And most of the money in the opposition’s campaign war chest couldn’t be directly traced because it was in an LLC rather than a traditional political action committee.

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