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Ryan Won’t Run for Governor

Former Rep. Betty Sutton says she will announce her intentions next week.

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Zach C. Cohen
Feb. 28, 2017, 11:20 a.m.

Rep. Tim Ry­an (D-13) “will not be a can­did­ate for Ohio gov­ernor in 2018.”

Ry­an: “As I’ve con­sidered how best to ad­dress these [eco­nom­ic] chal­lenges, the more I’ve ap­pre­ci­ated how much they are na­tion­al is­sues that re­quire na­tion­al solu­tions.”

“The eight-term con­gress­man wrestled with a run for months, weigh­ing the risk of jump­ing in­to a po­ten­tially crowded and un­pre­dict­able primary against stick­ing with a safe House seat. … The de­cision is the first ma­jor move­ment in a field that has no clear Demo­crat­ic fa­vor­ite. Many party in­siders be­lieve Ry­an, with his youth and blue-col­lar roots, could have been that fron­trun­ner.” (clev­e­land.com)

Former Rep. Betty Sut­ton (D-13): “I am giv­ing ser­i­ous thought to a run for Gov­ernor and will have an an­nounce­ment next week.” (clev­e­land.com)

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