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Democrats Outraise GOP Incumbents In 3 Ohio Races

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Democrats have outraised incumbent Republicans in three statewide races this reporting period, while GOP Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) strengthened his fundraising lead.

Campaign finance reports filed Thursday show Democrat David Pepper has raised more than twice as much as Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine in 2014, though DeWine has almost double in the bank.

Democrat Nina Turner had a strong showing against Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted), outraising him by $108,000. But Husted has way more cash on hand.

Democrat John Patrick Carney raised twice as much as the man he’s challenging, state Auditor Dave Yost.

Kasich has now banked $8.5 million, compared with $1.5 million from likely Democratic opponent, Ed FitzGerald. FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County executive, faces a primary challenge from Dayton activist Larry Ealy.

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