She was outfundraised by Husted by over 2:1. Although Husted spent over $388k for his contested primary and since then and MEO spent a tenth of that amount, Husted’s pulling in more than twice the amount of money and his early fundraising edge leaves Husted still with a $2.2 million to $459k cash-on-hand advantage.
This kind of disparity, and the fact that it’s an Apportionment Board seat, means that Husted’s warchest advantage could shelter him better than the rest of the downticket GOP races should Kasich lose.
I know the Ohio Democratic Party and Governor Strickland will ensure, in the end, that MEO has the financial resources to compete with the nomadic Husted, but they’d better hurry it up some. 🙂