Latest Fundraising Numbers In Gubernatorial Race

Sep 10, 2018

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

The latest fundraising numbers show Ohio's gubernatorial race could be the most expensive in state history. 

Republican Mike DeWine raised 2.4 million dollars while Democrat Richard Cordray brought in 2.7 million. That means some competitive races up and down the ticket this fall. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports. 

University of Cincinnati Political Science professor David Niven says candidates will be able to tell their stories.

"It's not the case that the candidate with the most money wins but it is always the case that the candidate with no money loses."


Ohio State University Political Science professor Paul Beck says, unlike four years ago, the Democratic statewide candidates have raised enough to be competitive.


"You know the energy in Ohio and other states right now is very much on the Democratic side and you can see this in the fundraising totals."


And with the money spent by outside groups, this year could see some of the most expensive races in Ohio history.