On May 2, Cincinnati voters take their first step in deciding who will be the city's mayor for the next four years.
There are three candidates in the May 2 primary; and all three are Democrats – incumbent John Cranley, Council Member Yvette Simpson, and former University of Cincinnati trustee Rob Richardson.
They may all be Democrats, but no party designations are on the non-partisan ballot; and any registered voter in the city – Democrat, Republican or independent – can cast a ballot. The Republican Party did not field an endorsed candidate for mayor and the Cincinnati Democratic Committee has not endorsed in the race.
The candidates who finish first and second in the May 2 primary will face each in the November election.Read the full story here
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