At the end of November, Attorney General and former US Senator Mike DeWine and Secretary of State Jon Husted decided to run as a united Republican team for Governor and Lt. Governor. Now, it appears that a Democratic pairing is evolving. At an announcement scheduled for later today, former Attorney General and Director of the Federal Consumer Protection Bureau Richard Cordray and ex-US Rep. Betty Sutton will enjoin their campaigns. The two will reportedly form a Cordray-Sutton ticket for Governor and Lt. Governor.
Remaining in the Democratic primary are Dayton Mayor Nan Whatley, state Sen. Joe Schiavoni, state Supreme Court judge Bill O’Neill, ex-state Rep. Connie Pillich, and former US Congressman Dennis Kucinich who just announced his own gubernatorial effort earlier this week. Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor and Rep. Jim Renacci (R-Wadsworth) remain in the Republican gubernatorial field, although there is a possibility that Mr. Renacci could switch to the Senate race. Incumbent Gov. John Kasich (R) is ineligible to seek a third term.
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