A new NBC News/Marist poll in Ohio finds Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) leading challenger Jim Renacci (R) by 13 points, 51% to 38%.
A new Quinnipiac poll in Ohio finds Richard Cordray (D) leading Mike DeWine (R) in the governor’s race, 42% to 40%.
Said pollster Peter Brown: “The closeness between Cordray and DeWine should not be surprising, since this race for governor is a re-run of the race between the two men in 2010 for the attorney general’s job that DeWine won by one percentage point. Now, Cordray and DeWine split the key independent vote and get roughly the same share of their party bases.”
In the U.S. Senate race, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) leads Jim Renacci (R), 51% to 34%.
A new Enquirer/Suffolk University poll in Ohio – the first statewide, independent poll since the Ohio primary – showed Richard Cordray (D) leading Mike DeWine (R) in the governor’s race, 43% to 36% among likely voters.
In the U.S. Senate race, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) leads challenger Jim Renacci (R), 53% to 37%.
A new Fallon Research poll in Ohio shows Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) leading challenger Jim Renacci (R) by 14 percentage points, 48% to 34%.
In the governor’s race, Mike DeWine (R) leads Richard Cordray(D) by single digits, 40% to 34%.
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Cleveland Plain Dealer: “Earlier this week, Rep. Jim Renacci’s (R-OH) U.S. Senate campaign announced he and his allies had raised slightly more than $4.5 million since he jumped in the race in January.”
“As it turns out, $4 million of that was Renacci’s own money, according to a newly available federal campaign finance filing.”
Rep. Jim Renacci (R-OH) “failed to disclose nearly $50,000 in political contributions while registered as a Washington lobbyist starting in the late 2000s,” the AP reports.
“Renacci is Republicans’ favored candidate to win a GOP primary and take on Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown this fall in one of the year’s most closely watched Senate contests.”
NBC News: “Well, this isn’t the kind of headline Republicans probably want to deal with as they head into a challenge to a potentially vulnerable Democratic Senate incumbent.”
A new SurveyUSA poll in Ohio finds Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) leading possible challenger Jim Renacci (R) by 14 points, 52% to 38%.
In the gubernatorial race, Richard Cordray (D) and Dennis Kucinich (D) are tied in the primary battle to oppose presumptive GOP nominee Mike DeWine (R). In general election match ups, DeWine leads Cordray, 47% to 39%, and tops Kucinich 51% to 38%.
Rep. Jim Renacci (R-OH) said he will leave the Ohio governor’s race to run for U.S. Senate in an attempt to unseat incumbent Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel (R) announced his withdrawal from the race for U.S. Senate due to a health issue with his wife, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Mandel was vying to challenge Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) in a rematch of the 2012 race.
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“Some Republican activists and donors worried about the prospects of their party’s Senate candidate in Ohio are kicking around an outside-the-box alternative: Hillbilly Elegy author J.D. Vance,” BuzzFeed News reports.
“The recruiting overtures reflect unease with the early GOP frontrunner, state Treasurer Josh Mandel, who is seeking a rematch with Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown.”
“Portman has run a damn fine race. The rest, I’ll have to tell you over a drink.”
— DSCC Executive Director Tom Lopach, quoted by the Columbus Dispatch, on Ted Strickland’s (D) weak challenge to Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH).
“The Democratic Party’s national Senate campaign arm has canceled more than a week of television ads that were set to run next month in the key battleground of Ohio, where former governor Ted Strickland (D) has struggled to gain traction against incumbent Sen. Rob Portman (R),” the Washington Post reports.
“The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee had reserved advertising time on Ohio TV stations starting Sept. 13. Now, according to political ad trackers in both parties, the national Democrats won’t launch that campaign until Sept. 22.”
Former Ohio Gov. and Senate hopeful Ted Strickland (D) apologized for saying that Justice Antonin Scalia’s death “happened at a good time,” since it came just before the Supreme Court ruled on a case that could have been a blow to unions, Morning Consult reports.
Said Strickland: “I mean, the death of Scalia saved labor from a terrible decision. And I don’t wish anyone ill, but it happened at a good time because once that decision had been made, it would have been tough to reverse it.”