All four of the declared Democratic candidates for governor have committed to a series of debates beginning in Belmont County on Sept. 12. But as WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports, much of the focus is on whether a fifth candidate may join them.
The Ohio Democratic Party hopes to hold six gubernatorial debates – three this year and three next. Party Chairman David Pepper says they’ll likely focus on what he says is the damage nearly a decade of Republican control has done to local schools, local governments and local economies.