INTERACTIVE: Out-of-state dollars fuel Ohio's governor race

Non-residents donated nearly $1.5 million in 2013

CINCINNATI -- If you're hearing and seeing more campaign ads from Ohio Gov. John Kasich in coming months, you can thank dozens of supporters in other states who've donated to the Republican incumbent’s re-election campaign.

A WCPO analysis found that “out-of-state” donors, who presumably have no vote in upcoming elections, gave about $1.4 million to the Kasich campaign last year.  

Kasich’s Democrat challenger, Ed FitzGerald, raised $118,019 from outside donors last year.

The cash infusion from outsider means Kasich will have even more opportunity to spread his mass media message about Ohio’s “economic makeover” under his leadership.

Political analysts say spreading that message with out-of-state dollars makes it that much sweeter.

Insiders can see where the cash came from, and how much, in this interactive data visualization.


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