Gubernatorial candidates Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray made a final push for votes Monday, each hosting rallies in the Miami Valley on the eve of the election.
DeWine, a Republican, came home to Yellow Springs Monday night, hosting a rally at Young’s Jersey Dairy.
“You’re going to have two people who have deep, deep roots in the Miami Valley,” DeWine told the crowd.
DeWine appeared alongside running mate Jon Husted, Rep. Mike Turner and Sen. Rob Portman.
“Jon Husted and I will make sure that in this state we have a good climate for small business,” DeWine said. “That we have a climate so that they can start their own business and they can grow that business.”
DeWine talked several topics, including the opioid crisis and his record taking on drug companies.
“What they were doing was wrong, and what they did is wrong, and they’ve wreaked havoc all over the state of Ohio,” he said.
Meanwhile, Democrat Richard Cordray and his running mate Betty Sutton rallied supporters at the Montgomery County Democratic Party headquarters in Dayton.
“Betty Sutton and I will step into the future of this state, and Mike DeWine will take us backward,” Cordray said at the rally.
Cordray also addressed several issues, including taxes and the economy.
“We need to restore our money to our communities and get it back from Columbus,” he said.
Cordray also spoke about his plan on healthcare, which he said has been a big topic on voters’ minds throughout the campaign.
“Bring down costs in the healthcare system, reduce the costs of prescription drugs, reign in the greedy middlemen in the system,” Cordray said.
The race remains close. A recent poll from the firm Cygnal shows DeWine leading Cordray by less than one percent, 43.4 percent to 43.2 percent.