DeWine, Cordray go head-to-head in 1st gubernatorial debate

Elections are heating up in Ohio as November draws near.

DeWine, Cordray go head-to-head in 1st gubernatorial debate
It's anyone's guess who will come out ahead on Election Day, but tonight's debate may begin to influence voter decisions. (Source: AP Images)

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, Cordray go head-to-head in 1st gubernatorial debate

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:

A war of words: Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray go head-to-head in the first of three gubernatorial debates as Election Day closes in: https://bit.ly/2MKkiK9

Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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.

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