DeWine, Husted celebrate primary victory as they hold off three challengers

By: - May 3, 2022 11:21 pm

Photographer Graham H. Stokes was on hand for the DeWine/Husted campaign victory after they defeated a trio of GOP primary challengers for the Ohio governor nomination this year.

Gov. Mike DeWine was first elected in 2018 after joining forces with Husted against former Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor. This year, DeWine faced challenges from former Congressman Jim Renacci, former state Rep. Ron Hood, and cattle farmer Joe Blystone.

DeWine will now go up against former Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley in the November general election. Whaley defeated former Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley Tuesday night in the Democratic primary.

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David DeWitt
David DeWitt

OCJ Editor-in-Chief David DeWitt has more than 15 years experience covering Ohio government, politics and policy, including education, health care, crime and courts, poverty, state and local government, business, labor, energy, environment, and social issues. He has worked for the National Journal, The New York Observer, The Athens NEWS, and He holds a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and is a board member of the E.W. Scripps Society of Alumni and Friends. He can be found on Twitter @DC_DeWitt.