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Elizabeth Warren's Pick Wins Ohio's Democratic Gubernatorial Primary

10 May 2018
Elizabeth Warren's Pick Wins Ohio's Democratic Gubernatorial Primary

Democratic candidates include Richard Cordray, who served as consumer watchdog under President Barack Obama; former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich; state Sen.

There is also a GOP Senate primary in OH, another state where President Donald Trump won in 2016 and a Democratic incumbent is up for re-election this fall.

"He will be a great Governor with a heavy focus on HealthCare and Jobs", the President tweeted.

Vice President Mike Pence's older brother, Greg Pence, won the Republican nomination for his congressional bid in Indiana, CNN projects.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) hand-picked Cordray, a former OH attorney general, to run the CFPB and raised money for his campaign.

Gov. John Kasich had a message for both his fellow Republican and the Democrat who were winners in yesterday's primary for governor.

The 59-year-old Cordray on Tuesday night time has defeated former OH congressman and Cleveland Mayor Dennis Kucinich - in a main battle seen as a bigger struggle for the Democratic Celebration's liberal base.

The rules, aimed at curbing partisan gerrymandering, will limit how counties are split into multiple districts and will require more support from the minority party to put a 10-year map in place. "They're about drawing attention to themselves and fundraising and paying the people that work there, but not actually electing real people who can solve our problems".

DeWine, a familiar face in OH politics for decades, also fended off a challenge from Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, who ran to his right on immigration and health care, vowing to entirely repeal Ohio's Medicaid expansion that hundreds of thousands in the state depend on.

Trump already endorsed U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, a Republican running for Senate against Democratic U.S. Sen.

The candidates are making their final pitches ahead of Tuesday's primary, when the GOP will also pick its nominee. When comparing voter turnout to the last midterm primary in 2014, it has increased by 6.41 percent. Elizabeth Warren, a Wall Street reformer and "progressive" champion who helped start the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that Cordray ran until previous year. Kucinich said he'd return the money.

Elections chief Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted) says absentee voting is up from the same time four years ago. This year, the wave is expected to break in the other direction, giving Cordray a decent shot in a state where Democrats are working to remain competitive.

Turner and Glover implored OH voters at an appearance Monday with Kucinich to support what they characterized as transformational change over the pragmatism of "establishment Democrats".

A state senator and a former Ohio Supreme Court justice also competed.