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2018 was a big election year in Ohio. Republicans held onto all five statewide executive offices including governor and super majorities in both the Ohio House and Senate. But there were a few bright spots for Democrats, among them the reelection of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and the election of two Democrats to the Ohio Supreme Court.With election 2018 over, the focus now shifts to governing. Stay connected with the latest on politics, policies and people making the decisions at all levels affecting your lives.

Democrats Outraise Republicans in Latest State Race Filings

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Campaign filings at the end of July show Democratic candidate for Ohio governor, Richard Cordray, raised $2.7 million in the period, compared with his Republican opponent Mike DeWine's $2.4 million.

The latest campaign fundraising numbers for statewide candidates in 2018 are in, and there is good news for both Republicans and Democrats.

Campaign filings at the end of July show Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray raised $2.7 million. Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine raised about $2.4 million.

But when it comes to the total amount of cash available now in campaign war chests, DeWine has nearly double the amount Cordray has. As far as down ticket races, Democrats generally outraised their Republican counterparts.

Perhaps the biggest fundraising battle, besides the gubernatorial race, is the campaign for Ohio Attorney General. Democratic candidate Steve Dettlebach brought in three times the amount of his Republican opponent Dave Yost. Both have more than $3 million available now.