Ohio Governor 2018

Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray
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A new poll has gubernatorial hopefuls Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Rich Cordray running neck-and-neck with just a month before the election. Analysts are saying they’re seeing numbers that go against the theory of a so-called “Blue Wave.”

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray, left, and Ohio Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine wave to the crowd before a debate at Marietta College on Monday.
Paul Vernon / Associated Press

The Democratic candidate for Ohio governor wants more debates in the tightly contested race, while his Republican rival said three was enough.

Ohio governor candidates Democratic Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine speak to reporters following their third debate at Cleveland State University.
Angelo Merendino / AP

Richard Cordray and Mike DeWine tussled over healthcare, drug sentencing laws and support for local government in their third gubernatorial debate Monday night.

Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray
Gary Landers / Associated Press

The third and final debate between the major party candidates for governor gets underway Monday night in Cleveland. And it’s perfect timing – since voter registration closes Tuesday.

Ohio Republican candidate for governor Mike DeWine (right) talks with Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow at the Talk Jobs with Ohio's Next Governor forum in Cleveland on Thursday.
Stuart Pearl

Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray, the two major-party candidates for Ohio governor, fielded questions from students and young adults on Thursday about jobs and education.

Paul Vernon / Associated Press

In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU Public Media, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the latest gubernatorial debate and how Obamacare has become a key issue in the campaign.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray, left, and Ohio Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine wave to the crowd before a debate at Marietta College on Monday.
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Some 750 doctors said they’re endorsing Democrat for governor Richard Cordray, breaking with the Ohio State Medical Association, which is backing his Republican opponent Mike DeWine. The doctors split over protections for people with pre-existing health conditions.

Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray
Gary Landers / Associated Press

The latest fundraising numbers show this year’s race for governor is going to be the most expensive in the state’s history.

Democratic governor nominee Rich Cordray with the rest of the Democratic ticket for statewide office in Columbus get ready to kickoff a tour of Ohio.
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

The Democratic candidates at the top of the fall ballot are hitting the road for a bus tour of Ohio. The candidates say their platform is a universal message that will connect to more than just liberal voters.

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Two-time Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is in Ohio stumping for the party's gubernatorial candidate.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray, left, and Ohio Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine wave to the crowd before a debate at Marietta College on Monday.
Paul Vernon / Associated Press

The Republican and Democratic candidates for governor met for their second face-to-face debate, this time taking questions from an audience and via social media at Marietta College.

The candidates were asked about energy, education, the environment and ECOT, the online charter school that closed earlier this year owing millions of dollars to the state for overinflating student attendance.

Watch Live: Cordray, DeWine Hold Second Governor Debate

Oct 1, 2018
Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray
Gary Landers / Associated Press

Ohio's major party governor candidates are ready to meet for another televised debate. You can stream the debate below at 7 p.m.

The Libertarian candidate for governor has weighed in on Ohio Issue 1, known as the Drug and Criminal Justice Policies Initiative. In a statement Monday, Travis Irvine called the ballot measure “imperfect,” but “a step in the right direction."

Steve Dettelbach, Democratic Attorney General nominee
Tony Dejak / Associated Press

A nominee for statewide office is breaking away from the top of the ticket when it comes to Issue 1. The constitutional amendment would reduce criminal sentences for non-violent drug offenders, and it’s becoming a major issue for several campaigns. 

Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray
Associated Press

Their doctors say both major-party candidates for Ohio governor are in good health.

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