DeWine Maintains Campaign Funding Edge Over Cordray In Gubernatorial Race

Oct 5, 2018

Rich Cordray (L) and Mike DeWine
Credit Ohio Public Radio

New campaign finance reports for September show this year's gubernatorial race will be the most expensive in Ohio history. 

Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles has the numbers. 

The most recent fundraising filing with the Secretary of State shows Republican Mike DeWine has raised a total of more than $24 million while Democrat Richard Cordray has nearly $14 million in his campaign war chest. That’s more than $38 million combined. And it’s $8 million more than was raised in 2010 when Republican John Kasich beat incumbent Democrat Ted Strickland. DeWine raised $1.9 million in September while Cordray raised $2.6 million last month. But the huge fundraising numbers weren’t mirrored in minor party gubernatorial contests. The Libertarian Party’s Travis Irvine raised more than $9600 while Green Party candidate Constance Gadell-Newton raised just short of $1800.