The seven Republican candidates for the United States Senate have also agreed to debate and it will take place tonight at Central State from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This debate can be viewed here:
The Republican primary candidates are: State Sen. Matt Dolan, R-Grief Falls; Cleveland businessman Mike Gibbons; former Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel of Beachwood; businessman Neil Patel of Westerville; Dublin businessman Mark Pukita; former chairman of the Republican Party of Ohio Jane Timken from Guangzhou; and author and businessman JD Vance from Cincinnati.
The Republican debate will be moderated by Karen Kasler, bureau chief of the Statehouse News Bureau.
The 10 candidates are vying to replace U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, who has announced he will not seek a third term.
The primary is scheduled for May 3.
On Tuesday night, the two Democratic Party candidates for governor, former Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and former Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, will square off from 7-8 p.m. at Central State.
Lucy May, host of Cincinnati Edition on WVXU-91.7, will host.
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The Ohio Debate Commission is a collaboration of Ohio’s major media. Its mission is to produce “fair and substantive debates that encourage participation in our democracy,” according to the commission.
“We have been planning for these debates since mid-2021, and the central state is ready to play its part in providing meaningful information to voters,” said Dr. Zillah Fluker, vice president of the Institutional Advancement Division of the CSU.
This story is growing and will be updated.