Rich Cordray

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Less than a week before Election Day, four in 10 Democratic voters remain uncertain who they want to be their nominee for governor. Here's more on the latest Baldwin Wallace poll on the statewide primary election.

The poll shows nearly a third of likely Democratic primary voters think Richard Cordray, the former head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau should be their nominee. Fifteen percent pick former Congressman Dennis Kucinich.

Next Tuesday's race for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination between Richard Cordray and Dennis Kucinich has the potential to keep a lot of Ohio Democrats up until the wee hours next Wednesday morning.

Depending on who you talk to, it's either going to be an incredibly close race, or it will be a relatively easy win for Cordray, the former Ohio attorney general who spent the past seven years as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington.

But with one major poll suggesting that, as of mid-April, more than half of the likely Democratic primary voters were undecided, you can throw all predictions out the window.

They mean nothing.

Kent State University

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, April 27:

An image of money.

The Democratic and Republican candidates for governor have filed their final fundraising reports before the May primary. And Republican Mike DeWine is far out in front.


Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown was a critic of Mick Mulvaney even before President Trump made him interim head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. This week -- after Mulvaney advised bankers on how to lobby to cut the funding stream for the agency -- Brown added a call for Mulvaney’s resignation. Now, as WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports, Brown is pushing to learn who else Mulvaney has been meeting with.