Richard Cordray

Richard Cordray
STATE OF OHIO

General Richard Cordray is defending his decision to step down as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and to appoint his replacement. Cordray, who is a former Ohio attorney general and an expected candidate for governor, appointed his deputy director to take the interim position.

Talking on NPR’s Morning Edition today, Cordray addressed concerns that his actions were political.

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Speculation that Richard Cordray is getting ready to enter the Democratic race for governor has not publicly altered the plans of the four who are already in the race.

Richard Cordray
WIKIMEDIA

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray is stepping down from that post before the end of the month. That’s thought by many to signal that he’s running for governor.

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