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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray shakes hands with supporters during an election night event Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Columbus.
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The latest campaign fundraising numbers for statewide candidates in 2018 are in, with Democrats and Republicans keeping the race tight – and expensive.

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The Democrat who wants to be Ohio’s next governor says the state needs to repair its roads and bridges, make sure all of the state has access to broadband internet, and invest in public transportation.

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Democratic gubernatorial nominee Rich Cordray is doubling down on his support for Medicaid expansion and its economic viability. Cordray, along with Gov. John Kasich's administration, says the program is sustainable and needs to remain consistent.

Ohio Department of Medicaid Director Barbara Sears (right) walking with Office of Health Transformation Director Greg Moody (middle) and Gov. John Kasich (left).
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An argument is brewing in the race to become Ohio’s next governor. Medicaid expansion has been a crucial topic in the campaign with both candidates, Mike DeWine and Rich Cordray, taking different approaches to the issue. One piece of the debate is over whether the expansion is sustainable.

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In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's political podcast from WOSU Public Media, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss how a congressional district that's been solidly Republican for over 30 years may get swept up in a "blue wave." 

Kyle Kondik, managing editor for Sabato's Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia Center for Politics, joins the show.

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Richard Cordray, the Democrat running for Ohio governor, laid out his health care plan in Cleveland on Tuesday.

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Ohio’s governor race has put a spotlight on Medicaid expansion, which provides health insurance for some 700,000 Ohioans. Now the debate as turned to who’s actually in that population.

Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray
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The Republican candidate for governor says he’s had a plan to keep Medicaid expansion for all 700,000 Ohioans covered under it. His Democratic opponent calls that a major about-face. It shows there’s been a lot of confusion surrounding this key state policy and what either candidate will do with Medicaid expansion if he is elected.

Ohio Republican Governor candidate Mike DeWine speaks while running mate Jon Husted looks on.
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For the first time, the Republican candidate for governor is stating clearly that he would keep Medicaid expansion for all 700,000 Ohioans covered under it. Mike DeWine says he’s been supportive all along, but his opponent says that’s not true.

Gabe Rosenberg / WOSU

Ohio's candidates for governor appear to have different approaches on how they’d pay for infrastructure, as construction costs rise and gas tax revenue declines.

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