2018 election

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.

Richard Cordray
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 Republican Governor candidate Mike DeWine speaks while running mate Jon Husted looks on.
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.
Jo Ingles/Ohio Public Radio / OHIO HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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.

Vote Here sign
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Both Republicans and Democrats are saying Tuesday’s vote gives them reasons to be hopeful about next year’s statewide election, which includes the race for governor.

Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger
Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

Cliff Rosenberger, the term-limited leader of the Ohio House of Representatives, is thinking about running for state auditor.

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
Bill O'Neill

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

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