COLUMBUS: Republicans in the Ohio House have far outraised and outspent their Democratic counterparts heading into the final weeks before the Nov. 6 election.
Campaign finance filings on Thursday showed House Republicans raised almost $4 million, compared with Democrats’ $1.5 million. The House GOP’s campaign arm also spent about three times more than House Democrats have in races.
It’s a longshot for Democrats to take control of the state Senate. But they are trying to gain and defend seats in the House, where the GOP has the edge. Democrats would need to gain at least 10 seats to take the majority.
The filings cover the campaign committees’ spending and fundraising from early April to mid-October. They show House Republicans have double what Democrats have on hand to spend.