After months of speculation, it appears a shake-up in the Democratic race for governor next year is starting. A potential candidate who is likely to be a front runner in that contest has made a big move.
The announcement by Ohio Supreme CourtJustice Bill O’Neill that he intends to run for governor raises questions about his ongoing role with the state high court. Now the only Democrat on the court has announced he will recuse himself from all new cases, for the time being.
Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill’s announcement over the weekend that he intends to run for governor has some wondering how that will affect the four people already in the Democratic race. It also raises questions about whether his entry could force another potential candidate to jump in from the sidelines.