Bloomberg Law
May 8, 2018, 10:30 AM

Fossil Dollars Help Fuel GOP Candidate for Ohio Governor

Abby Smith
Abby Smith

Fossil fuel companies and utilities are quietly throwing their weight behind Republican Mike DeWine, Ohio’s attorney general, in the race to replace term-limited Gov. John Kasich (R).

DeWine, who represented Ohio in the Senate from 1995 to 2007 and the House from 1983 to 1991, has brought in far more from fossil fuel and utility companies than his primary opponent, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor. The contributions signal the industries broadly see him as an ally, even though energy issues haven’t gotten much airtime in the bitter fight for the Republican nomination.

The state’s attorney ...

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