About a month ago, David Pepper, the Ohio Democratic Party chairman, was more than a bit concerned.
Back then, he had no announced candidates for Ohio governor in 2018, while some rather well-known and well-funded Republicans were gearing up for a fight.
"The time to start organizing campaigns is now,'' Pepper told WVXU in February. "There is no time for exploratory committees and thinking about it. It is time to get on with it."
Well, ask and ye shall receive.