Ohio Governor 2018

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The race to become Ohio’s next governor continues to grow. Like the three Democrats who jumped into the 2018 race in recent weeks, Northeast Ohio Congressman Jim Renacci says he’s best-served to represent working-class Ohioans.

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Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci has entered the 2018 Ohio governor's race against a potential trio of GOP state officeholders, as well as at least three Democrats.

Connie Pillich

Connie Pillich, a former state representative who led an unsuccessful race for state treasurer, became the third Democrat in as many weeks to join the race for Ohio governor.

It's her background in the Air Force, though, that Pillich says makes her stand out as the type of governor that Ohioans want.

Connie Pillich
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Former state representative Connie Pillich of Montgomery has been laying the groundwork for months and, Monday morning, she made it official – she will be a Democratic candidate for Ohio governor in 2018.

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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.

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As several Republicans signal their interest in the Ohio governor's race, just one Democrat has officially stepped up and declared their candidacy: State Senator Joe Schiavoni.

Joe Schiavoni
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The man who leads Democrats in the Ohio Senate has announced a run for governor. Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni, of Boardman, is the first of his party's potentially crowded field to make a 2018 gubernatorial bid official.

Youngstown-area U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan takes a selfie with a delegate at the 2016 Democratic Party Convension.
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One of the Democrats often mentioned as a possible candidate for governor in 2018 says he won’t be running. That decision may bring a flood of candidates forward.

Youngstown-area Congressman Tim Ryan said in a statement he believes the best way to serve his community is to stay where he is and continue working on issues that affect middle-class Ohioans.

The Ohio House of Representatives

Republican Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor says she's "seriously considering" a run for Ohio governor in 2018.