The Latest: New governor sworn in at home
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on Republican Gov. Mike DeWine swearing in at his home (all times local):
Republican Mike DeWine has been sworn in as Ohio's 70th governor.
The former U.S. senator took his oath in a private midnight ceremony at his Cedarville home ahead of a public inauguration planned Monday at the Statehouse.
Ohio campaign state’s most expensive gubernatorial election
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Campaign finance filings show this year's campaign for Ohio governor was the most expensive gubernatorial race in state history.
The reports show that Republican Mike DeWine, the governor-elect, and Democratic challenger Richard Cordray, spent nearly $45 million between their campaigns.
Ohio election panel tosses minor parties’ debate complaint
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State election regulators in Ohio delivered a blow to two minor parties on Thursday, dismissing complaints that alleged three debates this year that excluded their candidates for governor represented illegal corporate contributions.
The Latest: Commission dismisses minor parties’ debate case
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on complaints by third-party governor candidates in Ohio over their exclusion from a series of debates (all times local):
Ohio election regulators have dismissed without discussion two minor parties' complaints over access to a series of 2018 gubernatorial debates.
The Latest: GOP Gov.-elect DeWine begins transition work
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on Ohio's election results (all times local):
Ohio Gov.-elect Mike DeWine has begun immediate preparations for his transition to office less than 24 hours after defeating Democrat Richard Cordray in what both political parties expected to be a much tighter race.
VoteCast: Older voters, men push DeWine over top in Ohio
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Republican Mike DeWine won Ohio's governor race with the backing of men and older voters, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate.
As voters cast ballots for governor, U.S. Senate and members of Congress in Tuesday's elections, AP VoteCast found that DeWine also won a big share of the vote in the state's small towns and rural areas.
DeWine wins governor’s race, GOP sweeps other state offices
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine defeated Obama-era consumer protection chief Richard Cordray in the race for Ohio governor on Tuesday, leading a GOP sweep of statewide nonjudicial offices and dashing Democrats' hopes of riding an anti-Trump wave into power in a key swing state.
DeWine wins Ohio governor race as GOP keeps statewide seats
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two of Ohio's winningest politicians did it again Tuesday, as Republican Mike DeWine won the governorship and Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown won a third term in what was an otherwise third consecutive strong statewide election for Republicans.
The Latest: GOP retains control of Ohio House, Senate
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on Election Day in Ohio. (all times local):
Republicans have retained their supermajority in the Ohio House, despite Democrats' hopes that strong candidates and national momentum would help them cut into GOP legislative majorities.
Trump tries to boost Ohio GOP candidates on election eve
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump tried to provide a late boost to Republicans in Ohio Monday on the last full day of campaigning before voters select a new governor as well as decide a U.S. Senate race and some closely contested congressional seats.
Voters also will decide a constitutional amendment Tuesday that proposes reducing sentences for possession of certain drugs, among other measures.
The Latest: Trump urges voting GOP to keep America ‘surging’
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the final full day of Ohio campaigning (all times local):
President Donald Trump is urging Ohioans to vote Republican to keep America "surging full speed ahead."
Campaigning intensifies in close race for Ohio governor
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Campaigning in the neck-and-neck Ohio governor's race continued to intensify Friday in the run-up to Tuesday's election.
Republican contender Mike DeWine, the state attorney general, was banking on a get-out-the-vote boost Friday from Ohio Gov. John Kasich headed into the weekend.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren campaigns for Ohio Democrat
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is urging college students in Ohio to vote for a Democratic gubernatorial candidate criticized by President Donald Trump.
Warren headlined rallies Thursday at Ohio State University in Columbus and at Ohio University in Athens to stump for Richard Cordray. She called him effective, incorruptible and "the nerd we need."
Pence decries immigrant caravan during Ohio campaign stop
MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence says the caravan of Central Americans walking toward the U.S. southern border "is an assault on our country" during a campaign appearance for Ohio Republican candidates.
President Trump plans final pre-election stop in Cleveland
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump plans a stop in Cleveland as part of a last-minute pre-election swing through several states.
Ohio's midterm elections include a close governor's race and a pair of tight congressional campaigns.
The Republican president will be in Cleveland the afternoon of Nov. 5, the day before the election, with other stops planned that day in Indiana and Missouri. He plans stops in Georgia and Tennessee the day before.
In tight race, Ohio governor rivals hedging bets on Trump
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Locked in a tight race for governor in the perennial swing state of Ohio, Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray are using the final stretch to hedge their bets on Donald Trump.
Even as Vice President Mike Pence plans a campaign stop for DeWine on Wednesday, the state attorney general has suddenly this week embraced the support of Republican Gov. John Kasich, one of the GOP's harshest Trump detractors.
Sen. Lindsey Graham to campaign in Ohio for GOP candidates
CINCINNATI (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is coming to Ohio to campaign for GOP candidates in two races in the Nov. 6 election.
The South Carolina Republican is scheduled to be in Cincinnati on Tuesday to rally support for Ohio gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine and for incumbent U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot (SHA'-but).
DeWine's campaign announced Graham's visit in a release Sunday.
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Watchdog looks to rescind crucial part of payday loan rules
NEW YORK (AP) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will revisit a crucial part of its year-old payday lending industry regulations, the agency announced Friday, a move that will likely make it more difficult for the bureau to protect consumers from potential abuses, if changed.
Former VP Biden to campaign for Democrats in key Ohio area
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden will try to rally Democratic support in a northeast Ohio area where Republican Donald Trump drew cross-over voters.
The gubernatorial campaign of Richard Cordray said Tuesday that Biden will headline an Oct. 29 rally at Youngstown State University. The Vindicator newspaper reported earlier that a fundraising event also is planned.
DeWine not alone in GOP facing pre-existing conditions push
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democrat Richard Cordray has been barraging his Republican opponent in Ohio's governor's race as someone who wants to end health insurance protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine, his rival, has reached back nearly a quarter-century, to a U.S. Senate debate from 1994, to defend himself. That's despite DeWine joining a Republican lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act on his first day in office as Ohio's lawyer in 2011.
Candidate wants more faceoffs in contested governor’s race
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Democratic candidate for Ohio governor wants more debates in the tightly contested race, while his Republican rival said three was enough.
Richard Cordray and Republican rival Mike DeWine had their last scheduled debate Monday night in Cleveland. After talking with people in the Sugar n' Spice Restaurant in Cincinnati, Cordray said he wants to debate again.
"We have a whole month," Cordray said Tuesday. "We can have more."
The Latest: DeWine says time to listen to people of Ohio
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on the Ohio governor's race debates (all times local):
Republican Mike DeWine says it's time in the Ohio governor's race to be out talking to people directly and listening to them instead of adding debates.
DeWine says in a statement that his team and Democrat Richard Cordray's team had lengthy negotiations to agree on the three-debate schedule completed Monday night. The attorney general says the debates "have been a lot of fun."
Ohio governor candidates spar at final debate
CLEVELAND (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray repeatedly faulted Republican rival Mike DeWine during their final debate Monday for failing to lead as Ohio's attorney general, while DeWine hit back at Cordray for misleading Ohioans on his record and for what he called a lack of judgment on Issue 1.
The two appeared focused and prepared as they met for their final televised faceoff at Cleveland State University just two days ahead of early voting.
Green Party’s Jill Stein campaigns for Gadell-Newton in Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two-time Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein (styn) is in Ohio stumping for the party's gubernatorial candidate.
Stein joins governor candidate Constance Gadell (gah-DEHL')-Newton at stops across the state Tuesday through Thursday.
DeWine, Cordray spar, but align against right-to-work
MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's major party governor candidates both said Monday that they'd veto right-to-work legislation and foster a civil, bipartisan spirit in Ohio government.
And that's about where the agreements ended between Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray, the former federal consumer watchdog, during their second televised debate.
The two are locked in a tight, expensive race this fall to succeed Republican Gov. John Kasich, who's term-limited.
Fran DeWine, wife of governor candidate, visits 88th county
LIMA, Ohio (AP) — One of the women in line to become Ohio's next first lady has celebrated making campaign visits to all 88 Ohio counties.
Fran DeWine, wife of Republican Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine, marked her 88th county visit in Allen County earlier this week.
DeWine says Kavanaugh accuser allegations should be weighed
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The former Republican senator running for Ohio governor says the allegations of a woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault must be taken seriously.
Attorney General Mike DeWine told The Associated Press senators must allow the hearing process transpiring Thursday to play out before drawing conclusions.
DeWine says that's his "prosecutorial background coming out, in that the evidence needs to be looked at."
Doctors: Ohio governor rivals DeWine, Cordray in good health
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Their doctors say both major-party candidates for Ohio governor are in good health.
Letters from the physicians of Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray were produced at the request of The Associated Press. The two candidates are locked in a close, expensive race this fall to replace Republican Gov. John Kasich, who's term-limited.
DeWine, Cordray trade attacks over opioids in pointed debate
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's major-party governor candidates were harshly critical of each other in a spirited first debate Wednesday, jabbing each other over contrasting policy positions on opioids, abortion and e-schools and poking the other's record in public office as a failure.
The evening's rapid-fire exchanges, attacks and one-liners contrasted with the race's reputation as a sleepy contest between two boring politicians.
The Latest: DeWine, Cordray differ on abortion, drug issue
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the debate between Ohio's major-party gubernatorial candidates, Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine (all times local):
Democrat Richard Cordray says he would veto a so-called heartbeat abortion bill if elected Ohio governor, while opponent Mike DeWine, the Republican attorney general, says he would sign the stringent restriction on the procedure.
Ohio doctor groups divided over governor’s race endorsement
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Doctors in Ohio sparred Monday over which candidate in the state's fall governor's race is best for health care.
In July, Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine landed the coveted endorsement of the Ohio State Medical Association, the state's largest and oldest physician group.
In a letter sent Monday, nearly 200 doctors and medical students affiliated with the liberal Physicians Action Network objected to that decision, calling Democrat Richard Cordray the better choice.
The Latest: Obama says sitting on sidelines is ‘dangerous’
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on former President Barack Obama speaking in Ohio (all times local):
Former President Barack Obama says he has a simple message headed into the fall midterm elections: Vote.
Obama told a crowd of thousands at a school auditorium in Cleveland on Thursday that the consequences of sitting on the sidelines during November's midterm elections "are far more dangerous" than in the past.
Ad firm worked for Cordray’s agency, then governor campaign
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An advertising and media firm to which Ohio gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray's agency gave government work while he was a federal official is now doing political work for him.
Candidate buys Weather Channel ads ahead of hurricane
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Republican candidate for Ohio governor has paid for ad time on The Weather Channel as it gears up for coverage of Hurricane Florence.
Cleveland.com reports Attorney General Mike DeWine bought more than $10,000 worth of ad time on the channel Tuesday.
AG: Issue easing drug crime penalties would worsen crisis
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Republican candidate for Ohio governor says a November ballot issue aimed at reducing sentences for many drug crimes would make the state's drug epidemic much worse.
Attorney General Mike DeWine said Monday that Issue 1 could erase the progress Ohio has made against the deadly opioid crisis.
Former president Obama to campaign for Ohio Democrats
CLEVELAND (AP) — Former President Barack Obama will campaign for Ohio Democrats at a rally in Cleveland next week.
The Sept. 13 evening rally was announced Wednesday by gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray's campaign. Cordray served as federal consumer protection chief in the Obama administration.
Cordray is running against Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine to succeed two-term GOP Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik).
New body armor arrives for state agents after grievance
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New body armor has arrived at the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation to replace bulletproof vests that had expired.
A spokesman for Republican Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine says 68 new vests arrived Thursday and were being distributed. Dan Tierney says another three vests still need to be fitted.
Ohio candidate revisits personal domestic abuse experience
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Democratic lieutenant governor candidate is adding her voice to the #MeToo movement, sharing details of abuse that led to her then-husband's arrest three decades ago.
At a roundtable on violence against women Tuesday, former Congresswoman Betty Sutton said she was grabbed, pushed, picked up, thrown down, punched in the back of the head and threatened by her first husband.
Ohio Libertarians tap candidates for statewide office
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Libertarians have set their statewide slate for this fall's elections.
Governor candidate Travis Irvine and his running mate, business owner Todd Grayson, call themselves the "pro-freedom alternative to career politicians" Mike DeWine, the Republican, and Richard Cordray, the Democrat.
Irvine, a filmmaker who previously ran for mayor of Bexley, says in a statement the ticket offers Ohio voters "real, positive change."
Trump complains to Ohio GOP that Dems are ‘negative, nasty’
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to unite Ohio's fractious state Republican Party on Friday, bitterly complaining about "negative, nasty" Democrats and warning that the Democratic contender for governor would "destroy your state."
Trump praised the slate of Republican candidates during a fundraising dinner in the nation's premier battleground state but noticeably avoided mentioning Gov. John Kasich, one of his 2016 primary opponents and sharpest critics, who skipped the event.
Correction: Ohio Governor’s Race-Ad Dispute story
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a story Aug. 10 about Democrat Richard Cordray's complaint against a Republican group's ads, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Cordray wrote a 2013 op-ed in American Banker about the public availability of data collected by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Cordray was quoted on the topic in a 2013 article. A 2015 American Banker op-ed addressing the issue was not authored by Cordray.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The head of Ohio's government TV channel says Democratic gubernatorial nominee Richard Cordray shouldn't be using its footage in campaign ads, but Cordray says he'll continue doing it.
Cleveland.com reports a Cordray ad launched Saturday includes three seconds of Ohio Channel footage from a 2010 news conference held by Cordray when he was Ohio's attorney general.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Records show Ohio's Republican candidate for governor has nearly twice as much money in the bank as the Democratic nominee with about three months until the election.
Attorney General Mike DeWine reported $9.6 million cash on hand Friday in a required campaign finance filing.
Democrat Richard Cordray, the former director of the national Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, reported $5.3 million in the bank.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is in Ohio campaigning for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Richard Cordray.
Holder is visiting as chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee. The committee backed by former President Barack Obama is investing millions of dollars in state-level elections in 11 states. Its heaviest focus is on Ohio.
Holder's visit includes public appearances Thursday in Columbus and Friday in Cincinnati.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President's Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court once donated money to the Ohio Democrat who is currently running for governor.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh donated $250 to now-gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray's unsuccessful bid for state attorney general in 1998. The newspaper reports Kavanaugh also donated $1,000 to Cordray's failed bid for U.S. Senate in 2000.
NEW YORK (AP) — Leandra English, the deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau who unsuccessfully sued President Donald Trump for control of the consumer watchdog agency, said Friday she plans to resign next week.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden will visit Ohio this month to raise money for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Richard Cordray.
A Cordray campaign spokesman says Biden will appear June 29 at the Queen City Club in downtown Cincinnati.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump intends to nominate an associate director at the Office of Management and Budget to lead the government's consumer watchdog agency, the White House announced Saturday.
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