COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio candidates running for statewide offices are expected to report the money that their campaigns raised last month.
A campaign finance deadline on Tuesday requires candidates to disclose their July contributions, but not any spending on advertisements, campaign mailings or other activities. It won’t be fully known how much money they have in the bank until an October filing deadline, just before the fall election.
Republicans hold all statewide offices in Ohio and have held a fundraising edge in terms of cash on hand to spend on their races.
Campaign finance reports filed in June showed incumbent Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) had built a significant fundraising lead over Democratic opponent Ed FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County executive.
Kasich had $9.3 million in the bank, compared with FitzGerald’s $1.9 million.