Best Of 2018

Best Political Drama, State Division: Gubernatorial Race

We’re not even past the primaries yet and already Ohio’s gubernatorial race has gotten bizarre. A Democratic candidate, former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill, made a Facebook post bragging about how many women he’s slept with as a way to rebut the #MeToo movement. A campaign volunteer for Republican candidate Jim Renacci jumped onto a personal Facebook post in memoriam of a rival campaign staffer’s late relative to slam Jon Husted for being an establishment hack. The dust has settled, somewhat at least, with Renacci now running for U.S. Senate and O’Neill trailing distantly behind other Democratic candidates after apologizing for his social media shenanigans. But please, let’s pull back on the weirdness for the general election, shall we?