Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore (R) and former New York Gov. George Pataki (R) “did not submit the necessary paperwork, including a slate of 66 delegates and alternates,” to qualify for Ohio’s March 15 presidential primary. The other 12 Republican candidates managed to file by the deadline, which was 4 p.m. Wednesday. But only Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), real estate mogul Donald Trump (R), former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina (R), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson (R), and Sen. Marco Rubio (R) filed a full slate of delegates.
“The Democrats do not need to file slates of delegates with the secretary of state’s office to qualify for the ballot. Instead, they name one statewide delegate and submit 3,000 signatures of registered voters.” Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D) filed Monday, while Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) filed Wednesday. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)