Richard Cordray

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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill has announced he’ll be filing to run for governor next year – on one condition.

BILL O'NEILL
TIFFANY O'NEILL SCULLEN

It’s likely Ohio’s only statewide elected Democrat will enter the race to become his party’s nominee for governor.

Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill says he’ll have a big announcement on Oct. 29 in Chagrin Falls, where he lives. O’Neill won’t directly say he’s running, but says he can announce he’s a candidate and remain on the bench until he’d have to file paperwork early next year. 

Richard Cordray
STATE OF OHIO

The Ohio Republican Party is taking a Democrat to task for what it calls a secret deal with a hedge fund to do student loan collections. But the Democrat the GOP is focusing on isn’t running for office -- at least not yet. 

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ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

The Democratic Party is playing the waiting game to see if two high-profile contenders jump into the governor’s race. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, one party leader says as far as a decision goes, the sooner the better.

House Minority Leader Fred Strahorn of Dayton says the handful of Democrats already in the running for governor are really good candidates.

He adds that former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray, who is thought to be considering a run, is also a credible choice. But what about tabloid talk show host Jerry Springer?

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