Former Ohio Attorney General and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Chief Rich Cordray will be running as the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in November after winning last night’s primary. His victory was resounding.
Boxes of campaign literature clutter the floors and signs cover the walls of Cordray’s Columbus office. All of this, and a sign inviting volunteers to enjoy campaign snacks, serves as a testament to long hours spent on outreach efforts there.
Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich cited his tough stance on gun control to appeal to young voters, while former Federal Consumer Protection chief Richard Cordray said he had taken on powerful financial institutions, as Democratic hopefuls in the race for governor emphasized their differences Tuesday night ahead of the May 8 primary.
As the primary comes closer, the four Democratic men who would like to be Ohio’s next governor are talking up their ideas to battle the state’s opioid crisis. The options range from using Ohio’s rainy-day fund to medical marijuana.
The four major candidates in the Democratic primary for governor met for their first debate of the year Wednesday night at a high school in Toledo - and it was the first meeting for this group of contenders. The event got heated a few times.
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.
After serving on the Ohio Supreme Court for 15 years, Bill O'Neill's new year began with an attempt by Senate Republicans to kick him off. Before it could go any further, though, he stepped down himself to pursue the goal that's been on his mind for months: running for Ohio governor.
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.
Gov. John Kasich announced on Thursday that he would appoint Mary DeGenaro, a justice on the Seventh District Court of Appeals in Youngstown, to the bench of the Ohio Supreme Court. She will fill the vacancy being left by Bill O'Neill, who's stepping down Friday to run for the Democratic nomination for governor.
As the Ohio governor's race heats up, candidates on both the Democratic and Republican sides are teaming up in hopes of standing out in crowded primary fields. Democrats Richard Cordray and Bill O'Neill and Republican Mary Taylor all planned to announce their running mates this week.