Ohio Governor's Race

photo of Betty Sutton
Flickr/Progress Ohio

Former federal consumer watchdog Richard Cordray plans to name former Northeast Ohio Congresswoman Betty Sutton as his running mate in the Ohio governor's race tomorrow.  Sutton has been running for governor herself for months.

A Democrat close to Cordray's campaign for governor confirmed the selection but requested anonymity because the information hadn't been made public.

form U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich stands at a podium
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, Jan. 9:

photo of Dennis Kucinich
JO INGLES / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Former Cleveland mayor, state lawmaker and congressman Dennis Kucinich has taken the first steps toward joining the already-crowded field running for the Democratic nomination for governor.

Every time Kucinich appeared publicly last year, he was asked about running for governor.

Like when he endorsed the drug price issue on the fall ballot:

“As you know, I’m here to talk about Issue 2, but thanks for asking the question.”

The only Democrat on the Ohio Supreme Court announced in October that he intends to run for governor next year. Bill O’Neill says he won’t leave the bench until Jan. 26. But state lawmakers may try to force him out sooner.

Jim Renacci
CITY CLUB OF CLEVELAND

Republican Congressman Jim Renacci has selected a former Procter & Gamble executive and Cincinnati councilwoman as his running mate in the Ohio governor's race. The Wadsworth Republican announced at an event in Cincinnati today he's selected Councilwoman Amy Murray; he plans to introduce Murray in Cleveland later this afternoon.  

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