Ohio Democrats plan to kick off a series of debates for their party's 2018 governor nomination next month in eastern Ohio, their state chairman said Monday.
The four current candidates will meet Sept. 12 at Martins Ferry High School in a region where Republican Donald Trump ran strongly in the 2016 presidential race.
Pepper said they hope to debate in all of the state's regions, with possibly three debates this year and three more next year.
"I think this process will bring out the best in the candidates; they will energize our voters," Pepper said. "That will lead to the best candidate with the best momentum hitting next year's general...