DeWine, Cordray Prevail In Primary, But No "Blue Wave" Or Big Wins For "Trump Train" Candidates

A big development involving the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, as Auditor Dave Yost says that ECOT officials inflated the hours students spent learning and improperly spent taxpayer dollars on TV attack ads, and that he's turned his audit over to the US Attorney and the Franklin County Prosecutor for possible charges.

This year’s primary featured a recording setting $10 million dollar battle on the Republican side, with Attorney General Mike DeWine coming out on top with a double digit victory against Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor. And with the Democrats, there was the possibility of a real race between a stoic state and federal official - Richard Cordray - against fiery former Congressman and mayor Dennis Kucinich, but it turned out not to be much of a contest.

Gov. John Kasich had a message for both his fellow Republican and the Democrat who were winners in yesterday’s primary for governor – saying he wants them to preserve his two most high profile legacy acts.

A few other notes about the primary: turnout was just under 21 percent. And though more Democratic ballots had been requested in early voting, in the end 20 percent more Republicans ballots had been cast overall.

The primary, and what it says about what's ahead for the general election this fall, were among the topics discussed by Democratic strategist Keary McCarthy and Republican strategist Mike Gonidakis.

 

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