Richard Cordray Beats Dennis Kucinich in Ohio Democratic Primary

  • Richard Cordray Beats Dennis Kucinich in Ohio Democratic Primary

Richard Cordray Beats Dennis Kucinich in Ohio Democratic Primary

Manchin will fend off a primary challenge and is awaiting the victor of the Republican primary, CNN projects. He is set to face former state Attorney General Richard Cordray in November.

The final, unofficial count Tuesday gave Mr. DeWine 59.8 percent of the Republican vote compared to Ms. Taylor's 40.2 percent.

Trump, who scored a decisive victory in OH over Hillary Clinton in 2016 after Obama carried the state twice, sent a congratulatory Tweet for DeWine, a former US senator.

"When I entered this race, I knew that I would not have equal resources", Taylor said, citing DeWine's extensive political career in Ohio. Sittenfeld had been the OH grassroots progressive favorite in that year's Senate campaign challenging the establishment candidate, former Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland.

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.

Democrats didn't have to wait long to learn who'd be their gubernatorial nominee in November. His departure kicked off palace intrigue at the bureau, which had never before had to deal with a transfer of power; Mick Mulvaney, President Trump's pick to replace Cordray, has largely settled into the role of acting director despite persistent legal challenges from deputy director Leandra English.

On the left, Richard Cordray handily defeated insurgent Democrat candidate and former presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich.

Issue 1 on state ballots Tuesday had support from both Democrats and Republicans and faced virtually no organized opposition.

RUSTY BANNISTER: Reason why - 'cause he's - I think he's got the best shot to beat Manchin.

Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor spurned Kasich's support, aligning herself entirely with the president. Appointed in 2012 as the first head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under then-President Barack Obama, Cordray resigned five years later following alleged conflicts with the new Trump administration.

But Kucinich, a feisty former Cleveland mayor who twice ran for president, energized voters with a liberal anti-gun, pro-environment platform.

Voter Robert Halpin said, "Kucinich bothered me because of the whole Assad thing". He told us he threw his support behind U.S. Congressman Evan Jenkins in the Republican Senate primary in that state.

"Jon Husted and I are the ticket with innovative ideas", he said. There's also Bill O'Neill, a former justice on the Ohio Supreme Court.