Ohio Gov. DeWine wins GOP nomination for 2nd term in office

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine has won his party’s nomination for governor.

DeWine on Tuesday topped three far-right opponents, including ex-U.S. Rep Jim Renacci.

The four-way Republican primary played to DeWine’s advantage as voters upset with his strict pandemic policies split their support among his challengers.

DeWine will be a favorite again in November against the winner of the state’s Democratic primary, Nan Whaley.

Ohio hasn’t elected a Democrat governor since 2006.

DeWine won a shot at a second term by relying on a huge fundraising advantage and a big network of supporters.