“Unless the dynamics of the race change dramatically, new campaign numbers on Friday suggest that Gov. Mike DeWine, despite passionate opposition from a segment within his own party, is on a comfortable path to secure the Republican nomination next year and given the state’s larger political trends, perhaps even re-election,” the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
“DeWine reported raising more than $3 million in the most recent period.”
“But more revealing from Friday’s numbers is the weak showing from Jim Renacci, a Republican former congressman who is DeWine’s most prominent challenger. Renacci reported raising just less than $22,000, nowhere near the seven-figure numbers that viable candidates, including the race’s underdog Democratic candidates, would be expected to raise.”