Democrat Richard Cordray to join crowded governor's race
GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — Former consumer watchdog Richard Cordray is preparing to join a crowded governor's race in Ohio.
The 58-year-old Democrat will make the long-anticipated announcement on Tuesday in his hometown of Grove City. He's viewed as among Democrats' strongest contenders to seize a critical swing state from Republicans next year.
Cordray resigned last month as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, one of the last major Obama-era holdouts in the Trump administration. He's also been Ohio's attorney general and treasurer.
Cordray joins a Democratic field that includes: former U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, ex-state Rep. Connie Pillich, state Sen. Joe Schiavoni and Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O'Neill.