Politics Extra

Ohio’s 2014 Governor’s race is ON

Posted by cweiser 12/16/10, 11:05 am

You may have missed this news yesterday, but Attorney General/former Jeopardy! champion Richard Cordray sure sounds like he’s going to run for Governor in 2014.

Richard Cordray

At a Columbus press conference, the 51-year old Cordray – who lost his re-election bid to Republican Mike DeWine – announced that he was headed to Washington work for a new U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

But, the Dispatch noted, Cordray told his new employers: 

“It is my intention that I would run for office in Ohio in 2014.”  He said he “fully expects” he will run for governor, presumably challenging John Kasich at the end of his first term.

Read the full story here

The Associated Press covered it this way:

Cordray said Wednesday his political aspirations have not been squelched: He expects to spend at least one or two years at the federal job ahead of another statewide run, possibly for attorney general but most likely for governor.

“It’s a little premature to say what people will be running for in 2014,” he said during a news conference. “A lot of people have kept an interest in me running for governor, and I suppose attorney general would be a possibility. If that were to come to pass, I would give it my best — and, certainly, do think that there will be better years ahead than this year proved to be for my colleagues in the Democratic Party and myself.”

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