DAYTON, OH (WOIO) - It’s a tight governor’s race in Ohio, and all eyes were on candidates Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray as they faced off in the first of three debates ahead of the November election.
DeWine, the Republican Ohio Attorney General, and Cordray, the former federal consumer watchdog, met at Wednesday at the University of Dayton.
Watch the full debate here:
Future debates are scheduled for Oct. 1 in Marietta and Oct. 8 in Cleveland.
Former President Barack Obama, who’s on a nationwide tour to bolster Democratic support, campaigned for Cordray in Cleveland on Sept. 13.
Donald Trump Jr., the president’s son, was in Ohio the same day to raise funds for Republican candidates including DeWine.
The winner of the November general election will succeed two-term GOP Gov. John Kasich.