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The four candidates vying to be the Republican nominee in next year’s governor’s race sat down for separate 20-minute interview on Sunday night in a Columbus church before a crowd of more than 500 people. One theme in particular stood out, and it was about the man they all want to succeed.

Jim Renacci

U.S. Rep Jim Renacci is using his first TV ads in the race for Ohio governor to position himself as a political outsider against three "Columbus fat cats."

Former Buckeye Football Player Eyeing Run For Congress

Aug 10, 2017
Anthony Gonzalez

Former Ohio State University football player Anthony Gonzalez is considering a run for Congress.

The former Buckeye and Indianapolis Colts wide receiver recently met with the National Republican Congressional Committee to express interest in a bid for Ohio's 16th Congressional District. His decision is expected soon.

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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.

There are now two Republicans officially in the race for governor, with the latest candidate starting a campaign tour of Ohio Monday in Dayton.


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.

Tea Party Favorite Renacci Enters Ohio Governor Race

Mar 20, 2017

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.

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The field of Republicans eyeing a possible run for governor is continuing to grow.

Three statewide officials have already started raising money for their campaigns. A lesser-known candidate who might appeal to the far-right is also considering a run.