Calls for a Democratic gubernatorial debate before the May primary might be answered
But there's a caveat here
Former Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley says she will agree to debate her Democratic opponent, ex-Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, before the May primary. But she says she won't plan any debates until after the February 2, 2022 filing deadline.
“I’m happy to debate and I know we will debate. We are just going to wait until after the filing deadline which is next week to start those negotiations," Whaley says.
Last month, Cranley called on Whaley to accept a debate at the Columbus Metropolitan Club, noting that at this point of the gubernatorial campaign in 2018, there had already been one.
Republican gubernorial candidates Jim Renacci and Joe Blystone have also called on incumbent governor Governor Mike DeWine to debate.