Ohio Congressional Incumbents Swamping Rivals In Money Race
Ohio congressional incumbents swamping rivals in money race
Jessica Wehrman Dispatch Washington Bureau @JessicaWehrman
WASHINGTON — Ohio’s congressional delegation has nearly $18 million in the bank more than a year out from the 2018 congressional mid-terms — nearly 50 times the amount that challengers have raised during that period.
But three congressional newcomers — including one Republican who hopes to fill the seat vacated by Rep. Jim Renacci, who is running for governor — have dominated the other challengers, raising $349,433 combined.
Of the three, the most notable fund-raising haul came in northeast Ohio, where Avon Democrat Ken Harbaugh outraised his four-term Republican opponent, Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Lakeville, by nearly $75,000 last quarter. Harbaugh announced his …