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Husted, Whaley Enter 2018 Race

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Zach C. Cohen
May 8, 2017, 10:46 a.m.

Sec­ret­ary of State Jon Hus­ted (R) “says he’s run­ning for gov­ernor, be­com­ing the [third] Re­pub­lic­an to of­fi­cially enter the race. … He plans to launch his cam­paign with a statewide tour this week.”

“In an in­tro­duct­ory cam­paign video, filmed in his … ho­met­own of Mont­pe­li­er, Hus­ted high­lights his re­cord as a former Ohio House Speak­er and Sec­ret­ary of State, and of­fers a pre­view of some of his cam­paign’s likely ma­jor themes — fisc­al con­ser­vat­ism, op­pos­i­tion to abor­tion and sup­port for the 2nd Amend­ment. He also serves up some red meat by need­ling a pair of Demo­crats who are ana­thema to Re­pub­lic­an primary voters — former Pres­id­ent Barack Obama and 2016 Demo­crat­ic nom­in­ee Hil­lary Clin­ton.” (Clev­e­land Plain Deal­er)

Dayton May­or Nan Whaley (D) also an­nounced Monday she would run.

Whaley: “I’m an­noun­cing my can­did­acy for Gov­ernor of Ohio be­cause too many Ohioans feel in­vis­ible to this Gov­ernor and politi­cians in Colum­bus. … We have to put Ohioans back to work by cre­at­ing good pay­ing jobs people can raise a fam­ily on and hold the drug com­pan­ies that caused the heroin crisis ac­count­able.” (re­lease)

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