Whaley jumps out to an early lead

By: - May 3, 2022 8:12 pm

With about 38,000 absentee ballots counted, former Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley jumped out to a big early lead over former Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley in the Democratic gubernatorial primary. With that sliver of the vote in, Whaley led Cranley by a margin of 68% to 32%.

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Marty Schladen
Marty Schladen

Marty Schladen has been a reporter for decades, working in Indiana, Texas and other places before returning to his native Ohio to work at The Columbus Dispatch in 2017. He's won state and national journalism awards for investigations into utility regulation, public corruption, the environment, prescription drug spending and other matters.