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Connie Pillich (left) has ended her bid to become governor and endorsed and Richard Cordray.
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The only woman running for the Democratic nomination for governor has dropped out of the race. She’s throwing her support to a man she’d once criticized, but who many consider to be the frontrunner in the party’s primary.

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The governor's race is shaping up to be expensive, according to the campaign finance filings for the last six months of last year. And the money leaders in the Republican and Democratic primaries easily outraised their opponents.

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Ohio Democratic governor candidate Connie Pillich has hit the campaign trail with former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell.

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One of the Democrats running for Governor is calling for an end to oil and gas drilling in Ohio. While Dennis Kucinich’s four primary opponents aren’t embracing that idea, they agree that more needs to be done to protect the environment. 

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By the end of the week, all five Democratic gubernatorial candidates will have announced their running mates, as former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich introduces his pick for lieutenant governor just one day after former state Rep. Connie Pillich announced her choice.

Former State Rep. Connie Pillich, State Sen. Joe Schiavoni, former U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley (left to right) met for their third debate, this time in downtown Cleveland.
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Four Democratic candidates for Ohio governor largely avoided criticizing one another in Monday night’s City Club of Cleveland debate, focusing their condemnation instead on Republican state leadership.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, former U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton, State Sen. Joe Schiavoni and former State Rep. Connie Pillich discussed opioids, health care and education during the hour-long event at the Idea Center at Playhouse Square.

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Ohio's Democratic candidates for governor will hold their second debate on Monday night, in an event conspicuously lacking one declared and one soon-to-be candidate. The debate, co-hosted by ideastream at The City Club of Cleveland, begins at 7 p.m. You can stream the event below.

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The already-large field of candidates running for Ohio governor next year could soon grow even more. Former Ohio attorney general and Grove City native Richard Cordray said on Wednesday that he's leaving the top post at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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.
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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.

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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.

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