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Cordray Formally Announces Run For Governor

Dec 5, 2017

Credit Dan Konik

In a move that surprised virtually no political watcher, former U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief Rich Cordray has announced his bid for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination

Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.  

Cordray chose to make his announcement at Lilly’s Kitchen Table, a small diner in his home town of Grove City.

“I’m running to be the next governor for the state of Ohio (applause)”

The former state treasurer and attorney general says he’ll focus on kitchen table issues, such as the cost of college, health care, good jobs and retirement savings. Cordray joins five others who have formally or informally announced their candidacy – Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, former congresswoman Betty Sutton, former state representative Connie Pillich, state Sen. Joe Schiavoni and Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill.