DeWine, Cordray Win Primaries In Race For Ohio Governor

DeWine, Cordray Win Primaries In Race For Ohio Governor

DeWine, Cordray Win Primaries In Race For Ohio Governor

DeWine is projected to defeat Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor.

"It's like having a baby - like, am I doing this right?" she said. "We are the ticket with bold and visionary policies and programs".

"This victory happened for a reason", he said. "You demanded change, and we heard you, and we want the same".

The 71-year-old DeWine served two terms in the U.S. Senate. He was endorsed by the Ohio Republican Party and was bolstered by his partnership with Husted, who dropped his own governor bid to become a running mate. He highlighted his work on behalf of consumers with former President Barack Obama and Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of MA, who helped conceive and set up the CFPB and campaigned for Cordray in the state last month. Cordray led the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, created by Democratic Massachusetts U.S. Sen.

Obama won the Buckeye State twice and Republican Donald Trump carried it comfortably in 2016 by focusing on economic issues affecting everyday Ohioans, Cordray said. Though the former mayor of Cleveland has been a player in OH politics for decades, Kucinich may simply be too liberal for a statewide election in 2018 Ohio. He attacked Cordray as an "establishment Democrat" whose pragmatism equaled a willingness to compromise his principles to special interests.

Turner and Glover implored OH voters at an appearance Monday with Kucinich to support what they characterized as transformational change over the pragmatism of "establishment Democrats".

Karen Boddie, 58, a Columbus-based Ph.D. student, said she would vote for Kucinich, "but I really respect Cordray, I would be fine if he wins". DeWine entered election night with a double-digit lead over Taylor.

Cordray's victory buoyed Democratic hopes of reclaiming control of a critical battleground state, where Kasich is term-limited.

DeWine has defeated Cordray before, in a close race for state attorney general in 2010. This is expected to be a higher than normal turnout for the mid-term election cycle led in OH by statewide races for the U.S. Senate and for the first time in 12 years an open seat for governor that has prompted competitive primaries on both sides of the aisle. Joe Schiavoni; and former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O'Neill.

In final ads headed into Tuesday's primary, Democrat Richard Cordray used his wife, Peggy, to lovingly push back against the perception that he's a bore. Republican Governor John Kasich can't seek re-election because of term limits.

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