Keith Faber

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

David Pepper, Ohio Democratic Party Chairman, with the party's statewide candidates
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Now that we're past Labor Day, political campaigns are intensifying. It's the time when voters are more likely to pay attention to the choices they will be making in November.

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.

ECOT statehouse rally
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Republican candidates on this fall’s ballot are moving to distance themselves from the founder of ECOT, after reports of an FBI investigation for illegal campaign contributions and the release of a critical state audit, which could result in criminal charges.

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State lawmakers want to crack down on what’s known as “spoofing” – the practice often used by telemarketers to mislead a recipient into thinking they are answering a call from someone they know. 

Editor's note: The complete audio of Keith Faber's address to the Akron Press Club has been added to this story. So has a link to the address on March 6 by his likely fall opponent, Zack Space.

State auditor candidate Keith Faber criticized Ohio’s medical marijuana roll-out today at the Akron Press Club. 

Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger
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Cliff Rosenberger, the term-limited leader of the Ohio House of Representatives, is thinking about running for state auditor.

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Ohio's Correctional Institution Inspection Committee, which reviews and evaluates the state's prisons, may be folded into the governor's administration - essentially eliminating a legislative check and balance.

The 2018 campaigns are getting underway, with another Republican lining up a run next year.

Former state Senate president and now Rep. Keith Faber confirms what many observers suspected – he will be running for statewide office.

The Ohio Statehouse
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There seems to be friction among the Republican Party’s top leaders as the Senate rejects a major appointment by Gov. John Kasich.


One of the biggest fights waiting for lawmakers when they return to work after the Nov. 8 election will have to do with renewable energy in Ohio. The debate could come down to differing views between Gov. John Kasich and a leader in his own party.

Ohio Bill Expected To Address Public Records Disputes

Apr 27, 2016
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The leader of the Ohio Senate said he plans to introduce legislation that addresses disputes over public records.

House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger and Senate President Keith Faber appear together at a press conference at the Statehouse in June 2015.
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State lawmakers went home for the holidays after approving bills creating regulations for ride sharing services, banning questions about criminal convictions on public sector job applications, and restoring a sales tax exemption for rare coins and bullion. Not included in the list is the controversial one to defund Planned Parenthood.

The leader of the Ohio Senate says he plans to run for the seat of an Ohio House member who is retiring.


A bipartisan group including one of the nation's leading anti-tax crusaders and the American Civil Liberties Union is launching a new effort to reduce Ohio's inmate population.