2018 Ohio Governors race

OGT/Ohio Channel

On "The State of Ohio" this week, one of the Republican candidates for governor pulled back an earlier statement in which she said she wouldn’t vote for her primary opponent if he becomes the party’s nominee. 

Dan Konik

The only woman running for the Democratic nomination for governor has dropped out of the race. She’s throwing her support to a man she’d once criticized, but who many consider to be the frontrunner in the party’s primary.

Andy Chow

The Ohio Republican Party has voted to endorse Attorney General Mike DeWine as their gubernatorial candidate. DeWine’s running against Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor, who had very strong words for how the endorsement process went down. 

Heavey For Governor

Among the surprise names that came up in the filings for governor was that of Cleveland doctor Jon Heavey. He embraces the idea of being a political outsider and Heavey’s sudden campaign is bringing some big dollars to the race.

Andy Chow

The slate is now set for voters to decide who they want as the next governor of Ohio. The filing deadline came down to the wire for some candidates. And it’s shaping up to be two tough primaries, and for the Democrats a crowded one too.

Lt. Gov candidate Brett Joseph (left) checks petitions
Jo Ingles

Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor is running in the gubernatorial race. Democratic former state representative Connie Pillich is also running for governor. But there’s a third woman who has filed to run for that office too.

Daniel Konik

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.

November 2016
Statehouse News Bureau

One of the Democrats running for Governor is calling for an end to oil and gas drilling in Ohio.  While his four primary opponents aren’t embracing that idea, they agree that more needs to be done to protect the environment. 

ohioelectionresults.com

History suggests that the party not represented in the White House does well in midterm Congressional elections – and this year Ohio’s five executive offices, including governor, are also on the ballot, along with US Senate. And national experts will be watching.

conniepillich.com

Four of the five Democratic gubernatorial candidates in this May’s primary have announced their running mates, with Connie Pillich making known her choice today.

Ohio Statehouse
Jo Ingles

Former Congressman, Cleveland Mayor and Fox News talk show regular Dennis Kucinich is the latest to throw his hat into the ring for governor. 

Karen Kasler

State Senators have taken the first step toward removing Ohio Supreme Court justice Bill O’Neill, who has announced he’s a Democratic candidate for governor and has picked a running mate but hasn’t officially filed paperwork to run. But the move seems to be at a dead stop in the legislature for now.

Nan Whaley for Ohio campaign

This week has been one long series of candidate shuffling as different Democratic and Republican contenders for governor have either joined forces with other candidates or moved to another race. One candidate has now dropped out completely.

M.L. Schultze, WKSU/Tana Weingartner, WVXU

Two big announcements in the governor's race - the Democratic field narrowed as two candidates teamed up, and the Republican field is full with the announcement from the only candidate who hadn't named her running mate.

Statehouse News Bureau

Republican Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor has said she’s staying in the race for governor, and tomorrow will formally announce her pick for a running mate. 

Bill for Ohio

The only Democrat on the Ohio Supreme Court is further making clear that his plans are firm – that he will leave the bench and stay in the crowded race for governor. 

Karen Kasler

Former Cleveland mayor, state lawmaker and congressman Dennis Kucinich has taken the first steps toward joining the already-crowded field running for the Democratic nomination for governor.

Joe Schiavoni for Governor

The first Democrat to join the race for his party’s nomination for governor has become the first to announce a running mate. Sen. Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) has picked state Board of Education member Stephanie Dodd as his potential lieutenant governor.

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The only Democrat on the Ohio Supreme Court announced in October that he intends to run for governor next year, but Bill O’Neill now says he won’t leave the bench until January 26. But state lawmakers may try to force him out sooner.

Howard Wilkinson, WVXU

Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Renacci is choosing Cincinnati Council Member Amy Murray to be his running mate.

Ohio Supreme Court

As expected, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill has submitted his resignation. But it’s not effective immediately.

Ohio Supreme Court

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill says he intends to resign from the bench to run for governor.  As Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports, O’Neill says he’ll make his resignation from the court formal tomorrow morning.

Ohio Supreme Court

After saying he'd leave the race for the Democratic nomination for governor if Richard Cordray runs, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill now says he's staying in the race.

Kabir Bhatia

The entry of Richard Cordray into the Democratic primary for governor raises questions about what Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill will do now. O’Neill, who last month came under fire for his controversial Facebook posts outlining his personal sex life, is waiting to see what Cordray does before deciding on whether to run. 

Dan Konik

In a move that surprised virtually no political watcher, former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief Richard Cordray has announced his bid for the Democratic nomination for governor. 

ideastream

Democratic candidates for Ohio governor faced off last night in City Club of Cleveland debate held at the Idea Center. Although they criticized Republican leadership in Columbus, one major GOP leader didn’t get much mention.

Dan Konik

A long-awaited announcement from a potential Democratic candidate for governor is happening tomorrow. Former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Chief Richard Cordray has scheduled an event to talk to reporters near Columbus.

Karen Kasler

The teaming up of Mike DeWine and Jon Husted to run as governor and lieutenant governor has not deterred the other two GOP candidates, Mary Taylor and Jim Renacci. The top ranking Democrat in Ohio is now sharing what he thinks about the race now. 

Karen Kasler

Two of the four Republicans running in the party’s gubernatorial primary next spring have teamed up. Attorney General Mike DeWine will run for governor with Secretary of State Jon Husted as his running mate. How that affects the primary going forward?

Andy Chow

Opponents are reacting to the announcement of Mike DeWine and Jon Husted, two Ohio political heavyweights, joining forces as a gubernatorial ticket. Republican candidate Mary Taylor was asked if she might be picking a running mate soon.

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