COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Turnout will be key Tuesday as Ohioans decide the competitive race for governor.
Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine, one of the state's best known politicians, faces Democrat Richard Cordray, the Obama-era consumer watchdog, for the chance to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. John Kasich.
Kasich remains popular in the closely divided state, but, as a vocal detractor of Republican President Donald Trump, his sway has been of limited help to DeWine.
The 71-year-old DeWine has walked a careful line on both the governor and president, instead relying on his long record of public service as a former lieutenant governor, congressman and U.S. senator.
The 59-year-old Cordray touts his record leading the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He's also a former state treasurer and attorney general.
Polls show the two statistically tied.