Mayor Ginther gives nod to gov candidate Richard Cordray (D)

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther has vouched for Ohio governor candidate Richard Cordray.

“I’m endorsing Rich Cordray for governor because he has a real record of fighting — and winning — for Ohio families,” Ginther is quoted as saying, in a press release from Cordray’s campaign per WOSU.

Here’s a rundown on the Democrat from Grove City:

  • Former Ohio Attorney General
  • First director of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Other endorsements include former U.S. Rep. (and now his running mate) Betty Sutton, former state Rep. Connie Pillich, and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley
  • Defended a state law that bans cities from adopting laws that go beyond state gun regulations
  • Wrote a letter to Kasich asking him to restore home rules for cities interested in tougher gun laws

The press release, per WOSU, says Cordray “will stand with (Columbus) as we tackle the opiate crisis and advocate for common sense laws to stem the tide of gun violence.”

Republicans running for governor:

  • Attorney General Mike DeWine
  • Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor

Democrats running for governor:

  • Former Congressman Dennis Kucinich
  • Former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill
  • State Sen. Jo Schiavoni,
  • Larry Ealy
  • Paul Ray

Ohio will hold elections for governor on November 6, 2018.


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