DeWine garnered 2.23 million votes to Cordray’s 2.07 million. He takes office next month.
The major party statewide candidate who raised the least in 2018 — Republican Treasurer-elect Robert Sprague — also tallied up the most votes, 2.3 million. His 2018 cost per vote was 55 cents while Cordray’s was the highest at $8.48 per vote.
The post-primary reports, which cover funding activity from Oct. 17 to Dec. 7, show the following:
Governor: DeWine raised $625,000 and spent $6.49-million; Cordray raised $2.19 million and spent $3.35 million.
Attorney General: Republican Dave Yost raised $476,000 and spent $2.57 million; Democrat Steve Dettelbach raised $398,000 and spent $2.8 million.
Auditor: Republican Keith Faber raised $131,000 and spent $793,000; Democrat Zack Space raised $113,000 and spent $811,000.
Secretary of State: Republican Frank LaRose raised $267,000 and spent $872,000; Democrat Kathleen Clyde raised $293,000 and spent $688,000.
Treasurer: Sprague raised $94,000 and spent $163,000; Democrat Rob Richardson raised $206,000 and spent $1.65 million.
Republicans swept all five statewide offices.