GOP has more cash on hand in Ohio governor raceWritten by Associated Press | | firstname.lastname@example.org
New campaign finance reports show Republican John Kasich has more cash on hand to spend than the Democratic incumbent in the final days of Ohio’s governor race.
Kasich on Oct. 21 reported more than $4 million left in his campaign war chest ahead of the Nov. 2 election. That’s roughly $900,000 more than Gov. Ted Strickland — who reported about $3.1 million on hand to spend.
Kasich also slightly outraised Strickland during the most recent reporting period — which covered a little more than two weeks. Kasich gathered about $1.5 million in contributions, compared with the roughly $1.2 million that Strickland raised.
Total fundraising in the Ohio governor race had already broken the state’s record ahead of the reports.
Ted Strickland (D): $1.2 million raised, $10.8 million spent, $3.2 million on hand.
John Kasich (R): $1.6 million raised, $8.9 million spent, $4.1 million on hand.
Richard Cordray (D): $225,000 raised, $4.1 million spent, $433,000 on hand.
Mike DeWine (R): $281,000 raised, $2.6 million spent, $2 million on hand.
Secretary of State (office currently held by Democrat Jennifer Brunner)
Jon Husted (R): $96,000 raised, $1.7 million spent, $1.5 million on hand.
Maryellen O’Shaughnessy (D): $95,000 raised, $452,000 spent, $376,000 on hand.
Auditor (currently held by Republican Mary Taylor)
David Pepper (D): $122,000 raised, $2 million spent, $148,000 on hand.
David Yost (R): $154,000 raised, $524,000 spent, $205,000 on hand.
Kevin Boyce (D): $110,000 raised, $1.2 million spent, $385,000 on hand.
Josh Mandel (R): $283,000 raised, $3.2 million spent, $656,000 on hand.
Supreme Court Chief Justice
Maureen O’Connor (R): $53,000 raised, $334,000 spent, $476,000 on hand.
Eric Brown (D): $49,000 raised, $277,000 spent, $233,000 on hand.
Supreme Court Justice
Judith Ann Lanzinger (R): $50,000 raised, $316,000 spent, $408,000 on hand.
Mary Jane Trapp (D): $33,000 raised, $238,000 spent, $57,000 on hand.
Supreme Court Justice
Paul Pfeifer (R-unopposed): $0 raised, $2,000 spent, $82,000 on hand.