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Democrats who have either declared they’re running or have expressed interest include former state representative Connie Pillich, state Sen. Joe Schiavoni, former U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton, and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley.
“Sutton and Whaley are probably the two most credible candidates in that group. Looming in the background is Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray, a former state attorney general and treasurer who may only run if Trump fires him from his current job, as well as former Rep. Dennis Kucinich,” the report says.
The full report from Sabato can be found here.
Whaley, who is running unopposed for mayor this year, has a fundraiser scheduled for May 8, her political committee bought online ads asking supporters if she should join the governor’s race, and the website domain “Whaley for Ohio” has been anonymously registered.
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Husted, who represented Kettering in the Ohio General Assembly, said he has yet to decide when he’ll announce his plans for 2018.
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