Ohio governor race

New poll: Gov. DeWine holds strong lead, Rep. Tim Ryan a narrow one

BY: - September 16, 2022

A new poll paints a familiar portrait of Ohio’s two major statewide races. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine holds a commanding lead in his reelection bid, while Democrat U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan has a slight edge in the race for U.S. Senate. Columbus-based lobbying firm The Montrose Group commissioned the survey of statewide races and campaign […]

Ohio Debate Commission announces gubernatorial, U.S. Senate and Chief Justice debates

BY: - August 30, 2022

The Ohio Debate Commission announced its plans Monday for the U.S. Senate, governor, and chief justice of the state supreme court races. The Democrats in all three contests plan to attend. The Republicans haven’t signed on yet. The commission’s schedule includes a gubernatorial debate Oct. 10 and a U.S. Senate debate Oct. 12. They plan […]

The contentious history of Gov. DeWine and nominee Nan Whaley

BY: - May 5, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   The two nominees for governor of Ohio, Gov. Mike DeWine and […]

Incumbent DeWine holds off challengers in Ohio GOP governor primary race

BY: - May 4, 2022

Incumbent Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine cruised to a primary win Tuesday, and now sets his sights on former Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, his Democratic opponent in the 2022 race for governor this November. DeWine’s victory was never really in doubt thanks in large part to a crowded primary field that split the conservative wing of […]

Nan Whaley visits 88th county in bid for governor

BY: - April 1, 2022

In Wilmington Thursday, Nan Whaley hosted a coffee date with about 20 supporters at the Kava House. The group lined the walls of a Victorian sitting room with 18-foot ceilings branching off from the coffee shop. The meet and greet marked Whaley’s 88th county visit, crossing every county in the state off her list before […]

Ohio Democratic candidates for governor announce Lt. Gov. picks

BY: - January 5, 2022

The two now-former mayors running for the Democratic Party nomination for Ohio governor in 2022 announced their lieutenant governor selections Wednesday, with former Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley choosing Cuyahoga County Councilmember Cheryl Stephens and former Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley picking state Sen. Theresa Fedor of Toledo. In Columbus Wednesday, Whaley said she picked Stephens “because […]

Cincy Mayor John Cranley announces bid for governor: ‘Ohio needs a comeback’

BY: - August 11, 2021

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley’s announcement Tuesday he will seek election as Ohio governor in 2022 tees up a Democratic primary next spring between Cranley and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, the chief administrators of Ohio’s third and sixth largest cities, respectively. “Ohio desperately needs a comeback,” Cranley said in an interview with OCJ before laying out […]