Richard Cordray wins Democrat spot for OH governor's race


Mike DeWine left and Mary Taylor. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Manchin will fend off a primary challenge and is awaiting the victor of the Republican primary, CNN projects.

Schiavoni intends to serve out his term in the state senate and says he'll support Cordray in November. Current representative for Ohio's 3rd congressional district Joyce Beatty, who ran uncontested, will face republican Jim Burgess, who took almost 100 percent of the vote (94 percent) against his opponent Abdulkadir Haji.

"Congratulations to Mike Dewine on his big win in the Great State of Ohio", Trump tweeted.

Now their primary race has stoked tensions between progressive factions in OH in a battle that could end up hurting Democrats' chances of taking back the governor's seat in November.

House races in OH and North Carolina will also get attention on election night. Pat Tiberi's 12th District seat will set up a potentially competitive August special election. Sherrod Brown in OH this fall.

In the primary, Cordray's closest challenger was rormer Cleveland mayor and former congressman Dennis Kucinich.

Ronan described himself as an Air Force veteran who wanted to help the working class by pushing for universal health care and education. But if that's a factor, it didn't show up in the voter turnout for this election where about a fifth of registered voters cast ballots - and 20 percent more Republican ballots were cast than Democratic ones. A former OH attorney general, from 2012 to 2017 he ran the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the federal agency created at the behest of Sen.

DeWine's victory over Kasich's lieutenant governor, Mary Taylor, followed a bitter and expensive campaign in which Taylor likened DeWine's record to that of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and questioned his loyalty to President Donald Trump.

A former U.S. congressman and mayor of Cleveland, Kucinich's progressivism is well-known-but it wasn't enough to catapult him past Cordray, who had more money behind him.

Other offices that were voted on include OH state supreme court justice, treasurer, auditor, secretary of state, attorney general, state representative, court of appeals judges, county auditor and county commissioner.

Ohio's roller-coaster gubernatorial primary season will be decided Tuesday as Republicans and Democrats vote for their nominees to replace term-limited Republican Gov. John Kasich.

Voter Robert Halpin said, "Kucinich bothered me because of the whole Assad thing". Sherrod Brown. Rick Neal of Columbus was chosen by Democrats to run against Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers in a race which will decide who will represent Ohio's 15th congressional district. "Meanwhile, the Democrats are stuck in the past, unwilling to budge on their far-left principles which cost our state 350,000 jobs and raised taxes on hardworking Ohioans the last time they were in power".

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