He won election as Ohio Secretary of State in November 2010.
“I love Ohio and I want to continue to fight for Ohio, and for the people of our state,” Husted said. “But at this point how I’m going to do that has not been decided.”
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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is the only confirmed candidate for governor, which was an inadvertent admission when he told someone his intentions within earshot of a WHIO reporter, who later confirmed the declaration.
Husted leads a short list of potential Republican candidates, including Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor and U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Wadsworth.
There is no confirmed candidate on the Democratic Party side, but there is a who’s who of Ohio Democrats on the list of potential gubernatorial candidates, which includes, among others, former Ohio Senator Nina Turner, U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Columbus, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, Ohio 10th District Court of Appeals Judge Jennifer Brunner, and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, Howland.
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