Richard Cordray

CORDRAY AND SUTTON
M.L. SCHULTZE / WKSU public radio

The newly merged gubernatorial campaign of Democrats Richard Cordray and Betty Sutton is promising to focus on “kitchen table issues:” Jobs and wages, education, healthcare and a secure retirement. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports on the commitments made at their first joint campaign appearance -- and the likelihood that Ohio will once again have one of the highest profile gubernatorial races in the country.

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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.

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CITY CLUB OF CLEVELAND

The former head of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau returned to Ohio on Thursday to discuss his bid for governor.

At the City Club of Cleveland, Richard Cordray said couldn’t jump into the race earlier because he wanted to complete two major regulations at the CFPB first: rules on arbitration and on payday lending.

BILL O'NEILL
TIFFANY O'NEILL SCULLEN

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill says he intends to resign from the bench to run for governor.  He says says he’ll make his resignation from the court formal Friday morning.

O’Neill says he’s making it clear that he wants to be Ohio’s next chief executive.

“I am indeed going to be a candidate for governor of Ohio,” he said.

O'Neill is expected to say he’ll resign before the primary filing deadline of Feb. 7.

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OHIO SUPREME COURT

The entry of Richard Cordray into the Democratic primary for governor raises questions about what Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill will do now. O’Neill, who last month came under fire for his controversial Facebook posts outlining his personal sex life, is waiting to see what Cordray does before deciding on whether to run.

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