First Democrat Is in 2022 Governor’s Race

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley (D) announced this week she will take another run at becoming Ohio’s next governor. Whaley, who mounted an unsuccessful campaign for governor during the 2018 cycle, is the first Democrat to enter the 2022 race, but Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley has said he’s interested.

Meanwhile, Gov. Mike DeWine (R) is expected to run for re-election, but some fellow Republicans have hinted at a possible primary challenge, including former U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci and current U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson (OH-8). 4/20/2021