Travis Irvine

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray, left, and Ohio Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine wave to the crowd before a debate at Marietta College on Monday.
Paul Vernon / Associated Press

Ohio election regulators have dismissed without discussion two minor parties' complaints over access to a series of 2018 gubernatorial debates.

The Green Party and the Libertarian Party of Ohio appear to be on the verge of no longer being recognized as minor parties, based on the results of last week’s vote and a state law from 2013.

Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray
Gary Landers / Associated Press

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

The Libertarian candidate for governor has weighed in on Ohio Issue 1, known as the Drug and Criminal Justice Policies Initiative. In a statement Monday, Travis Irvine called the ballot measure “imperfect,” but “a step in the right direction."

Travis Irvine
Travis Irvine

Restored to minor party status in Ohio, the Libertarian Party has picked its statewide ballot for November’s elections.

Group of Libertarians arrive at the Ohio Secretary of State’s office to deliver petitions to put Charlie Earl on the ballot as a presidential nominee. Earl would then be swapped out for Gary Johnson.
Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

The Libertarian Party of Ohio has officially regained “minor party” status in the state.