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Jerry Springer Considers Entering Ohio Gubernatorial Race

Sep 4, 2017

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Tabloid TV host Jerry Springer stepped out for a Labor Day parade in Cleveland today as he mulls a run for Ohio governor.   

The 73-year-old Springer appeared at a parade and rally this morning supporting union rights and a $15 minimum wage.  The Democrat was joined by health care workers, librarians, security guards and other members of the Service Employees International Union.  Hamilton County Democratic Chair Tim Burke says Springer is "seriously considering" whether to join the crowded 2018 gubernatorial race.   Springer made a failed bid for governor in 1982 and twice considered running for U.S. Senate. He bounced back from a prostitution scandal in the 1970s to win election to a term as Cincinnati mayor.