(Columbus, OH) The Ohio governor's race is heating up.
On the Democratic side, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O'Neill says he'll officially give up his seat on the high court in late January to make a bid for governor. But he's getting roundly criticized across the state for the delay, one state representative even calling it the creation of a constitutional crisis.
On the Republican side, former congressman Jim Renacci plans to announce a running mate at two appearances today, one in Cincinnati and the other in Cleveland.
Political pundits had thought a GOP ticket of Ohio attorney general Mike DeWine and Secretary of State Jon Husted would drive many Republicans from the governor's race. But that has not happened.
The Ohio primary occurs in May.