Kasich’s $1.1M August Fundraising Dwarfs Rival’s

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP): During a blistering month of political blows and campaign departures, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald has reported raising only about $111,000 in August.
 
That total, reported Thursday, represented a tenth of the more than $1.1 million Ohio Gov. John Kasich reported in contributions for the month, in a race where the Republican governor's fundraising was already millions of dollars ahead.
 
Thursday's campaign finance deadline required candidates to disclose their August contributions, but not expenses. So it won't be fully known how much money they have in the bank until mid-October, just before the fall election.
 
Attorney General candidate David Pepper raised most for the month among Democratic challengers to Ohio's all-Republican statewide line-up, logging more than $350,000 in donations. He's challenging Republican Mike DeWine, who raised $455,000.