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Politics DeWine, Cordray headed to Nov. showdown in Ohio

03:55  09 may  2018
03:55  09 may  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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Former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray Richard Adams Cordray Watchdog agency must pick a side: Consumers or scammers Kraninger's CFPB Both DeWine and Cordray were favored by party leaders. But both primaries involved contentious debates over the future of both the Republican and

The 2018 Ohio gubernatorial election took place on November 6, 2018, to elect the next governor of Ohio , concurrently with the election of Ohio 's Class I U.S This was the second face off for DeWine and Cordray , following the 2010 election for attorney general where DeWine won by 47.5% to 46.3%.

Ohio's current attorney general and his immediate predecessor will face off for the right to succeed the state's term-limited governor, in what is likely to be one of the most hotly contested gubernatorial races in the nation this year.

Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) beat out Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor (R) to claim the Republican nomination in Tuesday's primaries.

Former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray (D) - until last year the director of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - outlasted a surprisingly strong comeback attempt by former Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D) to take the Democratic nod.

Both DeWine and Cordray were favored by party leaders. But both primaries involved contentious debates over the future of both the Republican and Democratic parties that could create internal schisms ahead of November.

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On Monday night, the two major candidates for governor in Ohio , a critical swing state, met to debate. Two New York Times political reporters attended Richard Cordray , left, the Democratic candidate for governor in Ohio , and Mike DeWine , his Republican opponent, shook hands before a debate in

Richard Cordray wearing a suit and tie © Provided by The Hill

On the GOP side, DeWine and Taylor both sought to paint themselves as the most conservative possible candidates in the race. That meant distancing themselves from the incumbent governor, John Kasich, who has become a frequent critic of President Trump.

Taylor, elected on a ticket with Kasich, went so far as to pledge to pull out of what one of her advertisements called "John Kasich's Obamacare expansion." DeWine tweeted the hashtag #LockHerUp about his opponent, before apologizing.

On the Democratic side, Cordray found himself on the defensive over positive ratings he received from the National Rifle Association in past races. Kucinich attacked Cordray's pro-gun positions - though media reports that Kucinich accepted $20,000 from a group backing Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad and his past as a Fox News contributor seemed to squelch his momentum.

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Democrats should face an uphill fight in a state that has trended toward Republicans in recent years. President Trump won Ohio by eight percentage points in 2016, and Democrats have only held the governorship for four of the last 28 years.

But Cordray may have the wind at his back as the political landscape tilts toward the left. Ohio's last Democratic governor, Ted Strickland, won his single term in office in 2006, another banner year for Democrats when the party reclaimed control of Congress.

Both national parties have said they will make Ohio a priority in November's elections. The Republican Governors Association began reserving television airtime three months ago, while the Democratic Governors Association began reserving their airtime in March.

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