The open Ohio Governor’s race figures to be one of the most important races of the 2018 election cycle. Already, the action is brisk as yet another individual announced a gubernatorial candidacy. Former state Rep. Connie Pillich (D), who was the Democratic nominee for state Treasurer in 2014, declared yesterday that she will run for Governor. She joins former US Rep. Betty Sutton (D-Copley) and state Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni in the Democratic field. On the Republican side, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, Attorney General and former US Senator Mike DeWine, and Secretary of State Jon Husted are all gubernatorial candidates. Gov. John Kasich (R) is ineligible to seek a third term.
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