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Republican Candidates For Ohio Governor Outpace Democrats In Fundraising

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The candidates in next year's race for governor have filed their fundraising reports. The Republican candidates brought in $4.5 million, far outraising their Democratic counterparts.

The leader on the GOP side is Secretary of State Jon Husted, raising just over $2 million. Attorney General Mike DeWine raised $1.2 million, well ahead of both Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor and Congressman Jim Renacci.

The Democrats raised a little over $1.1 million. Former state lawmaker Connie Pillich raised a little over a half a million dollars, just ahead of Sen. Joe Schiavoni and former congresswoman Betty Sutton.

Dayton mayor Nan Whaley is running for reelection, so her fundraising goes to that campaign for now.

Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment.