Campaign Finance Gubernatorial Candidates File Campaign Finance Reports By Ohio Public Radio • Aug 1, 2017 Ohio's gubernatorial candidates have filed their campaign finance reports. Portman Leads Strickland In Fundraising By Associated Press • Apr 9, 2016 usatelections.wordpress.com Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland continues to lag in cash as he seeks to unseat Republican incumbent Rob Portman in one of the year's most closely watched U.S. Senate contests. BOE Declines To Place Campaign Finance, Arena Finance Issues On May Ballot By Jim Letizia • Feb 4, 2014 The Franklin County Board of Elections has rejected an attempt by a local group to get voters in May to stop the city of Columbus from making its payments on Nationwide Arena. Council Rejects Municipal Campaign Finance Proposal By Jim Letizia • Dec 3, 2013 Columbus City Council last night voted unanimously against adopting a proposed ordinance that would limit spending in mayoral and council campaigns. Columbus Campaign Finance Measure Closer To Reaching Ballot By Jim Letizia • Nov 21, 2013 Local elections officials says the group seeking to reduce spending in Columbus mayoral and city council races appears to have collected enough valid petition signatures to get a reform measure on the ballot next year.