Democrat outraises GOP incumbent in Ohio AG's race

Published:

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A Cincinnati Democrat campaigning to unseat Ohio's attorney general has outraised incumbent Republican Mike DeWine in the latest fundraising period.

David Pepper, the son of a former Procter & Gamble CEO, reported Friday that he raised more than $848,000 for the last six months of 2013. DeWine raised nearly $761,000.

DeWine reported having more money in the bank -- about $1.8 million compared with Pepper's $764,000.

Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) reports nearly $8 million in campaign cash on hand. Campaign finance reports show he raised nearly $3.9 million for the period, in addition to receiving in-kind donations of almost $630,000. Those can include such things as office supplies, copying and campaign office space.

Kasich's likely Democratic challenger, Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County executive Ed FitzGerald, had not yet filed his report.