Gibbons to face Mandel in GOP Primary for U.S. Senate seat

Mike Gibbons, a Cleveland-area businessman and wealthy Republican political donor, said Wednesday he will seek to upend the GOP U.S. Senate primary by jumping in the race. Gibbons, who has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Republican political causes but never sought elected office before, said he is concerned about the rising costs of […]

Supporters of redistricting reform approved to begin collecting signatures

Supporters of an Ohio redistricting reform ballot initiative can begin collecting signatures to put the measure before voters next year. The Ohio Ballot Board on Tuesday certified the proposed Bipartisan Congressional Redistricting Reform Amendment as one ballot issue. The measure borrows much of its language from the 2015 ballot issue that made changes to the […]

Former U.S. Attorney launches bid for Ohio Attorney General

Steve Dettelbach, who stepped down as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio last year to enter private practice, said Tuesday he is running for Ohio attorney general in 2018. Dettelbach announced his campaign via social media and a written news release, which described him as a career prosecutor “with a more than two-decade […]

Election officials identify 52 possible cases of voter fraud out of 5.6 million ballots

Ohio election officials referred 52 possible cases of voter fraud stemming from the November 2016 election for further investigation or prosecution, Secretary of State Jon Husted announced Friday. Ohio’s 88 county boards of election flagged 153 voting irregularities out of 5.6 million ballots cast during the November 2016 presidential election. Of those, 52 individuals were […]

LaRose to run against Pelanda in Republican Primary for Secretary of State

Republican State. Sen. Frank LaRose has announced he is running for Ohio Secretary of State. LaRose, 38, of Hudson, said in statement Wednesday he is running because he believes in “the power of free elections.” “I believe our elected leaders must aspire to civility, find common ground and work together while still upholding their deeply […]

Clyde announces run for Secretary of State

Democratic State Rep. Kathleen Clyde, a prominent advocate for voting rights, launched her campaign for Ohio secretary of state Tuesday, pledging to making voting in Ohio as easy and accessible as possible. Speaking next to a voting booth at a Columbus arts complex, Clyde said that as Ohio’s chief elections official, she would seek to […]

Dayton mayor announces run for Ohio Governor

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, viewed as a young rising political star by state Democrats, announced on Monday she is running for governor. Whaley, 41, told her position as a mayor gives her a front-row seat to the problems the Ohio has faced under Gov. John Kasich and other Republicans who have generally run the […]

Husted becomes latest Republican to announce run for Governor

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says he’s running for governor, becoming the second Republican to officially enter the race. Husted, who has made his plans to run for governor clear in recent months, will make his candidacy official Sunday in a message to supporters. He plans to launch his campaign with a statewide tour […]

Poll finds Ohioans remain widely divided politically

During his Election Night speech last November, Donald Trump said it was time to “bind the wounds of division,” and called for the nation to “come together” in the wake of his stunning victory. But Ohio’s partisan divide, which widened during last year’s bruising presidential election, has persisted into the early weeks of Trump’s presidency, […]

Marion’s State Rep. announces run for Secretary of State

Dorothy Pelanda, a state representative from Central Ohio, will run for secretary of state next year — a move that sets up a potentially competitive Republican primary. “The best [piece of] advice that I ever received and one that I often give when speaking before groups is to dream big and take chances,” Pelanda says […]