Nan Whaley

Nan Whaley / Facebook

Richard Cordray continues to consolidate support for his run for Ohio governor, as another former Democratic rival drops out of the race and backs his campaign.

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.
Ideastream

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.

Julie Carr Smyth / Associated Press

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.

Wikimedia

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.
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.

The Ohio Statehouse
Flickr / Creative Commons

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.

Nan Whaley/Facebook

Democrat Nan Whaley is using a re-election campaign for Dayton mayor that's not subject to state contribution limits to raise money for her 2018 bid for Ohio governor.

Nan Whaley/Facebook

As the fourth Democrat to enter the Ohio governor's race, Nan Whaley wants to take what she's learned as mayor of Dayton and bring it to the rest of the state.

Facebook

A day after a second Republican came into the race for governor, a fourth candidate has announced she'll campaign for the Democratic nomination.

Dayton Tries To Snag Businesses Upset About New Indiana Law

Apr 1, 2015
Flickr / Creative Commons

Officials in Dayton are aiming to capitalize on backlash against a religious-objections law in neighboring Indiana that critics say could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians.