Tumultuous Ohio governor primary season nears its end

Tumultuous Ohio governor primary season nears its end

Tumultuous Ohio governor primary season nears its end

Cordray, the former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is leading the Democrats with 31 percent.

"Imagine what happens with what you do here tomorrow and how that ripples across this country", Glover said.

Corday was backed by Massachusetts Democratic Sen.

"In some ways, I wonder why he's even running as a Democrat", Kucinich said of Cordray in a May 7 interview on Bloomberg Radio. She said she would have to pray on it Monday night after attending campaign events for both candidates.

"Jon Husted and I are the ticket with innovative ideas", he said.

Cordray will likely have more appeal to moderate voters than second-place finisher Dennis Kucinich, whose more radical platform rested on creating a statewide single-payer healthcare system.

As he geared up for an election-eve rally in Columbus, Cordray said he and running mate Betty Sutton, a former congresswoman, were fighting for every vote. When I was attorney general, my job was to go after Wall Street and get money back from our pension funds that have been wrongly taken from us and we got two billion dollars back for taxpayers and retirees in Ohio. With voter turnout potentially low, Schiavoni's popularity in his native Mahoning Valley and O'Neill's support from a pro-marijuana legalization group threw further wrenches into Cordray's chances for an easy victory.

Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, one of the state's best-known politicians, and Democrat Richard Cordray, who headed a federal consumer protection agency in the Obama administration, are headed into their third career match-up this fall after a raucous roller-coaster of a primary season left them damaged as they seek to replace Republican Gov. John Kasich.

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. Both are Trump-agenda supporters who have spent a combined almost $10 million since December.

Taylor tried to portray herself as closer to Trump's views on illegal immigration and other issues than DeWine. The Kasich administration she now serves supports the extended insurance benefits, which were made an option for states under the federal health care law.

Cordray and Sutton are working on convincing voters that they are the right team to move OH forward.

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