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Schiavoni, announcement comes days after U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Youngstown, announced he was not running.
One of Schiavoni’s possible Democratic primary challengers is Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley.
In February, she said she was interested in running.
Whaley: My focus is re-election as Mayor this year.
"I am considering a run for governor but my primary focus now is running for mayor. I love being mayor of Dayton," Whaley said.
Other Democrats rumored to be considering a run include former U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton of the Akron area, former Ohio Attorney General Rich Cordray, and former state Rep. Connie Pillich
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Crowded field on the Republican side
Republican Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor signaled on last week that she wants the top job when she filed paperwork for a new campaign committee titled: “Mary Taylor for Governor.”
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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has not formally announced he is running for governor, but he let it slip in May of last year that he is planning to run.
Secretary of State Jon Husted said he plans to make a decision soon on a 2018 run.
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