2018 election

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.

With just a week until its first debate among four announced candidates for governor, Ohio’s Democratic party is playing the waiting game to see if two high profile politicians could also jump into the race. Two possible contenders were testing the waters during one of the year’s biggest political holidays.

Zach Space

Former eastern Ohio Congressman Zack Space says he’s concerned about money’s influence on state policy and about gerrymandering. Space has announced he will be running for state auditor and will be joining the Democrats ticket for next fall.

The Ohio Statehouse
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The candidates in next year's race for governor have filed their fundraising reports. The Republican candidates brought in $4.5 million, far outraising their Democratic counterparts.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted
Ohio Public Radio

A Republican candidate for governor believes the momentum is swinging his direction after gaining more support from local leaders. These endorsements have proven to be helpful in recent big elections.

Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

Republican Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor is expected to formalize her run for Ohio governor during remarks at the City Club of Cleveland on Friday.

Clarence Mingo
KAREN KASLER / Ohio Public Radio

Republicans have another possible primary next year, now that Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo has done as expected and announced he’s running for treasurer.

Betty Sutton/Facebook

Betty Sutton says it’s not about her or any potential opponents. Her decision to run to become Ohio’s first elected woman governor is about the people of Ohio.

Sutton officially entered the race this week, joining fellow Democrat Joe Schiavoni as the only declared candidates.

Betty Sutton
David Sommerstein / North Country Public Radio

Less than a week after the first official Democratic candidate for governor announced his intentions, a second Democrat has announced she’s jumping into the race too.

Betty Sutton
David Sommerstein / North Country Public Radio

Former U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton plans to jump into the 2018 governor's race Tuesday, bringing a solid track record of election wins and fundraising that could position her as the initial Democratic front-runner.

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