On the GOP side, Taylor and Congressman Jim Renacci of Wadsworth are the only declared candidates for governor but Attorney General Mike DeWine and Secretary of State Jon Husted are expected to join the race soon.
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On the Democrat side, former Congresswoman Betty Sutton of Akron, former state Rep. Connie Pillich of Cincinnati and Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni of Boardman are running. Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley has said she is considering running for governor. Records show “WhaleyforOhio.com” has been anonymously registered.
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Whaley, DeWine and Husted each have deep ties to the Miami Valley.