2018 election

Clarence Mingo
KAREN KASLER / Ohio Public Radio

Just a day after a Central Ohio Republican dropped her bid to become Ohio’s next Secretary of State, another is ending his bid to be the state’s treasurer. 

Bill O'Neill

It’s likely Ohio’s only statewide elected Democrat will enter the race to become his party’s nominee for governor.

Ohio House

A Republican candidate for Secretary of State has dropped out of the primary fight, citing party unity as her reason.

Sherrod Brown
Nick Castele / ideastream

Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown has landed the endorsement of the United Auto Workers a year after Ohio Democrats saw a series of labor unions abandon their Senate candidate for his Republican opponent.

Rob Richardson Jr.

Over the years, we have seen hundreds upon hundreds of candidates for political office who get their names on the ballot for offices big and small, and end up getting walloped on election day.

Rob Richardson

Democrats have candidates in each of the five executive statewide offices next year with a Cincinnati attorney’s kickoff of his campaign for treasurer.

Blue brindle dog looking on a fence
United States Marine Corps / Wikipedia Commons

The green light has been given to Stop Puppy Mills Ohio to begin collecting signatures on a proposed constitutional amendment involving so-called puppy mills.

A rescued puppy sits in clean bedding at the make-shift animal shelter in Anderson County, South Carolina.
Maj. Cindi King / U.S. Army National Guard

Opponents of commercial dog breeding facilities known as puppy mills say the state’s current laws don’t protect animals enough. So they are trying to put an issue before Ohio voters to let them decide.

Ohio Democratic governor candidates Connie Pillich (from left), Joe Schiavoni, Nan Whaley and Betty Sutton took part in the first Democratic debate in Martin's Ferry.
Ohio Democratic Party / Facebook

There are nearly seven months until the primary for governor next year. But the four announced Democratic candidates for governor proceeded as if the race is well underway as they met for their first debate last night in Martin’s Ferry on the West Virginia border.

City Club of Cleveland

All eyes are going to be on Ohio next year for what could be one of the biggest U.S. Senate races in the country. And it looks like it might be a rematch between incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown and Republican challenger Josh Mandel. Rematches are rare but not unheard of.

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