Rich Cordray

photo of Richard Cordray on primary election night 2018
JO INGLES / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Former Ohio Attorney General and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Chief Rich Cordray is the Democratic gubernatorial candidate after winning Tuesday’s primary. His victory was resounding.

With a large number of undetermined Democratic voters, many political pundits thought the race would be close. But Cordray won about two-thirds of the votes in a field of six candidates. He spent about $1.7 million and largely avoided the blistering campaign fight with his opponents that marked the Republican gubernatorial race between Attorney General Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor

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ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

After a record-setting $10 million battle for the Republican nomination for governor, it was Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine who came out on top with a double-digit victory over Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor.

It was a tough campaign that saw both sides sling personal attacks against the other. But both are now calling for unity.

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STATE OF OHIO

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, May 9:

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STATE OF OHIO

While there may have been a lot of interest in yesterday’s primary among political junkies, turnout among Ohio voters was just under 21 percent. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler has some more insights into what happened in yesterday’s vote.

This year’s Republican primary for governor was easily the most expensive in Ohio history, with at least $10 million spent by Mike DeWine to defeat Mary Taylor.

Ohio Primary Results: Richard Cordray (D) vs. Mike DeWine (R) in Governor's Race

May 8, 2018
WIKIPEDIA

Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, one of the state's best-known politicians, and Democrat Richard Cordray, who headed a federal consumer protection agency in the Obama administration, are headed into their third career match-up this fall after a raucous roller-coaster of a primary season left them damaged as they seek to replace Republican Gov. John Kasich.

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