COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) reports raising more than $1.1 million in August, as his re-election campaign gets a month closer to Election Day.
Kasich was the first among statewide candidates to meet a Thursday deadline for reporting the money they raised last month. His Democratic opponent, Cuyahoga County executive Ed FitzGerald, is expected to show lackluster fundraising for the month amid a series of political missteps and high-level campaign departures.
The campaign finance deadline requires candidates to disclose their August contributions, but not expenses. So it won’t be fully known how much money they have in the bank until mid-October, just before the fall election.
Republicans hold all statewide offices in Ohio. They’re being occasionally outraised by Democratic challengers, but still retain the financial advantage overall.