DeWine launches bid for governor with focus on kids
Husted, 50, a former University of Dayton football star, represented Kettering in the Ohio General Assembly while DeWine, 70, was first elected to public office in 1977 when he became Greene County prosecutor.
Also in the GOP race are U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci of Wadsworth and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor of Uniontown.
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DeWine served in the Ohio Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, the lieutenant governor’s office and U.S. Senate. Democrat Sherrod Brown ousted him from the U.S. Senate in 2006. Then in 2010 DeWine ran for attorney general, unseating Democrat Richard Cordray.
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Cordray just resigned as director of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, leading to speculation that he will announce he is running for governor.
Democrats who have declared they’re running are: Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, state Sen. Joe Schiavoni of Boardman, former state representative Connie Pillich of Cincinnati and former U.S. representative Betty Sutton of the Akron area.
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Details of the event
DeWine’s campaign website posted details of the Dayton event late Wednesday night.
The announcement will be at noon at the University of Dayton River Campus at 1700 South Patterson Blvd.
Doors open at 11:30.