Which Ohio Candidates Will Take All May 8?

May 3, 2018

Ohio Republican and Democratic voters will choose their party's candidates for governor in the May 8 primary elections next week. The winners in the primary races will run in November to replace Governor John Kasich, who is term-limited.

On the Democratic side, Richard Cordray, former head of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and former Congressman Dennis Kucinich appear to be the forerunners in a six-candidate race.

And a nasty battle has been playing out between the two candidates left in the Republican primary, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor.

Joining "Cincinnati Edition" to analyze the candidates and their chances are Cincinnati Enquirer Columbus Bureau Chief Chrissie Thompson (@CThompsonENQ); Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau reporter and producer Andy Chow (@andy_chow); and WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson (@howardwilkinson).

For information on the candidates and issues in the May 8 primary visit the sites of the Ohio Secretary of State, League of Women Voters or Ballotpedia.

And tune in to "Cincinnati Edition" May 3 starting at 1 p.m. to hear this segment.