May 26, 2016


Senate candidates squaring off today in debate

CLEVELAND — The leading Democratic candidates in Ohio’s May 4 U.S. Senate primary are meeting face-to-face in a campaign debate at the City Club of Cleveland.

The debate this afternoon features Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher and Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, the state’s top elections official. It was moved to a hotel ballroom to accommodate a bigger crowd of about 400.

Two weeks ago a poll of Democratic voters by Quinnipiac University showed Fisher leading Brunner 33 percent to 26 percent.

Republican Rob Portman, a former congressman, is unopposed for his party’s nomination.