Former Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D) appeared to stand by his previous statements to Fox News about there being a “deep state” within the federal government.
"They're the government within the government. Does it exist? You bet it does. And anyone who says it doesn't, doesn't know anything about Washington, never served in Congress and has no clue,” Kucinich said in an interview with Ohio Matters. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
ALL IN. Despite raising less money than his competitors, state Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D) has no intentions of dropping out of the race. Schiavoni raised $261,000 compared to $483,000 for former state Rep. Connie Pillich (D) and $2 million for CFPB director Richard Cordray (D).
Schiavoni: "I understand it’s going to be tough. You work hard and give people a choice. I don’t see any scenario in which I get out of the election before the primary." (Youngstown Vindicator)
ANOTHER ONE. Attorney Constance Gadell Newton has filed to run for governor as the Green Party candidate. (Statehouse)