AP calls governor races for DeWine, Cordray

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Looking for news you can trust? As Attorney General of Ohio, Cordray used his power to overturn a local gun control measure in Cleveland.

U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci (ruh-NAY'-see) has won the Republican primary to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has won the Republican primary for governor, sending one of the state's best-known politicians into the fall contest to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik).

There is also a GOP Senate primary in OH, another state where President Donald Trump won in 2016 and a Democratic incumbent is up for re-election this fall.

Cordray's surprise resignation from the CFPB last November kicked off a period of dramatic change for the Bureau.

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OH voters chose candidates for governor, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative and voted yes on a proposal to create a bipartisan public process for drawing congressional districts on Tuesday. Gibbons raised funds for Trump's presidential campaign.

However, statewide, Schiavoni's numbers fell to Democratic front-runner Richard Cordray, with Cordray being named the apparent victor of the nomination and approximately 61% of Democratic voters in OH, compared to Schiavoni's 9%. But during the primary, both had pitfalls. Trump wrote, referring to Cordray. Elizabeth Warren, who created the bureau. But boasting doesn't come easy to the soft-spoken Cordray, who admits that tooting his own horn in something he's had to learn on the campaign trail. Cordray's buttoned up, mild-mannered exterior made him vulnerable to a primary opponent who comes in a more stereotypically firebrand package.

During a May 7 interview with Bloomberg Radio, Cordray said, "Having practical proposals that improve people's economic lives is where it's all about in OH, and that's what we're focused on". Sanders himself did not support either candidate. Cordray now supports universal background checks. "So Mike DeWine and Mary Taylor have spent millions of dollars embracing a position that is toxic", Pepper said. He said he would return the money. "They're about drawing attention to themselves and fundraising and paying the people that work there, but not actually electing real people who can solve our problems". Neil Sroka, a spokesman for the progressive group Democracy for America, said in the same article that Kucinich has been "aiding the propaganda they're pushing about Donald Trump". What remains to be seen is whether or not that split is unique to OH or has the potential to expand to progressive primaries across the country.

This is not the first time Cordray and DeWine have faced off in a statewide election: The two battled it out for Ohio Attorney General back in 2010, with DeWine beating the incumbent Cordray by just over one percentage point.

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