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Polls Open For Election Day

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Election sites opened their doors at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday after nearly a month of early voting. Polls remain open until 7:30 p.m.
7:46AM
November 4, 2014

Polls have opened in Ohio as Gov. John Kasich appears poised to clinch a re-election victory to lead the state for another four years.

Final Poll Predicts Big Win For Kasich

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The Dispatch poll suggests Kasich has pulled in some voters that some might not expect would be supportive of him. Twenty percent of Democrats said they were voting for Kasich.
8:01AM
November 3, 2014

The last poll before Election Day 2014 projects a win in the governor’s race for Republican incumbent John Kasich over Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald 62 percent to 38 percent.

County I.G. Rips Fitzgerald For Driver’s License Lapse

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FitzGerald lacked a driver's license for more than 10 years and had temporary permits for some of the period.
8:29AM
October 29, 2014

A county inspector general’s report says the Democratic candidate for Ohio governor disregarded administrative policies when he drove without a valid driver’s license.

Ohio Governor Raises $1.5M More Toward Fall Race

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Republican incumbent governor John Kasich out-fundraised his Democratic opponent Ed Fitzgerald again in October.
5:56PM
October 3, 2014

Political donors poured another $1.5 million into Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s re-election campaign in September, as the term-limited Republican continued to amass a massive war chest against a struggling Democratic opponent.

Poll: Kasich’s Lead Grows To 22 Points

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The poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University shows the Republican Kasich ahead of FitzGerald 57 percent to 35 percent.
9:03AM
October 1, 2014

Governor John Kasich’s lead over his Democratic challenger has surpassed 20 points in the latest independent poll.

Governor Kasich’s Fundraising Dwarfs Rival’s

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Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich raised more money in August than his Democratic challenger, Ed FitzGerald
8:56AM
September 5, 2014

During a blistering month of political blows and campaign departures, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald has reported raising only about $111,000 in August. Incumbent John Kasich reports raising ten times that much.

Supreme Court Sides With Kasich On Security Documents

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12:12PM
August 27, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed with Gov. John Kasich in a battle over releasing his public schedule.

Kasich Campaign May Be Looking Past November

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7:53AM
August 21, 2014

When John Kasich met with supporters in Beavercreek earlier this week, he didn’t mention his opponent in November.

Two Top Aides Leave Fitzgerald Campaign, More Changes Possible

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A Fitzgerald campaign spokeswoman confirms that campaign manager Nick Buis and communications director Daniel McElhatton have left their day-to-day roles with the campaign, but will assist as consultants on an as needed basis.
8:29AM
August 19, 2014

After weeks of bad headlines, low poll numbers and disappointing fundraising, there’s a major shakeup rattling the campaign of the Democratic candidate for governor.

Kasich Maintains Double-Digit Lead Over FitzGerald

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A new poll shows that Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald has gained little ground against Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
9:08AM
July 30, 2014

The poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University shows Republican Kasich ahead of FitzGerald 48 percent to 36 percent. The same poll in May had Kasich leading by a 50-to-35 percent margin.