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Abortion could have played a key role in Ohio’s gubernatorial campaign

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The leak of a U.S. Supreme Court majority opinion to overturn the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade came one night before Ohio’s primary, and it may have played a key role in how Ohioans voted on Election Day. Gov. Mike DeWine, a Republican, has signed every abortion bill… Read More

Nan Whaley, former Dayton mayor, announces Cheryl Stephens as her running mate in the 2022 Ohio gubernatorial race.

Nan Whaley wins the Democratic nomination in Ohio gubernatorial primary, AP says

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DAYTON, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Former Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley won the nomination in the state’s Democratic gubernatorial primary, according to a projection by The Associated Press. Whaley is the first woman to win a major party’s nomination in an Ohio gubernatorial primary. She defeated former Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley in a race that… Read More

John Cranley, former mayor of Cincinnati, responds to a question in the Ohio Gubernatorial Democratic Primary Debate with Nan Whaley, former mayor of Dayton, at the Paul Robeson Cultural & Performing Arts Center at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio

Democrats running for Ohio governor pitch their approach to pressing issues

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — When Democrats in Ohio cast their primary ballots for governor in this May 3 election, they’ll have to choose between two southwest Ohio former mayors. Nan Whaley, the former mayor of Dayton, is facing off against John Cranley, the former mayor of Cincinnati. The candidates were once colleagues as… Read More

John Cranley, former mayor of Cincinnati, and Nan Whaley, former mayor of Dayton, shake hands after the Ohio Gubernatorial Democratic Primary Debate at the Paul Robeson Cultural & Performing Arts Center at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio

Democratic candidates for Ohio governor meet for first and only debate before May primary

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WILBERFORCE, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) —The Democratic candidates for governor met in their first and only debate before the May 3 primary. And while the Republican gubernatorial debate was canceled, the leading candidate in that race was talked about quite a bit. Former Cincinnati mayor John Cranley and ex-Dayton mayor Nan Whaley are friends. And… Read More

Nan Whaley, a Democratic candidate for Ohio Governor in 2022, stands inside the entrance of Donkey Coffee, a local coffee shop, in Athens, Ohio, on Friday, June 11, 2021.

Governor Candidate: Corruption Allegations Baseless, Untrue

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Democratic candidate for Ohio governor is calling corruption allegations against her contained in court documents filed several years ago but recently made public baseless and untrue. Nan Whaley is the mayor of Dayton and a candidate for governor. She says unfounded claims were made against her in a federal investigation… Read More

Nan Whaley answers questions from local press at Court Street Diner in Athens, Ohio

Nan Whaley Announces Bid For Ohio Governor In 2022

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Nan Whaley, the Democratic mayor of Dayton, has announced she’s running for governor in 2022. Whaley has gained statewide and national attention for her response to several critical events in Dayton. After the 2019 mass shooting in Dayton, Nan Whaley became a lead Ohio voice calling for more gun regulations. Whaley,… Read More

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and ballot issue supporters

Dayton Mayor Endorses Effort to Put Background Checks for Gun Sales on Ohio Ballot

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The group that’s collecting petition signatures to ask voters if the state should require universal background checks on gun sales says it plans to move full steam ahead. And the effort is getting a boost from the leader of Dayton where a mass shooting in August left 10 dead, including the gunman. Last week, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley stood with Gov…. Read More