GROVE CITY, Ohio - A former Ohio auditor and attorney general is throwing his hat in the ring for governor as a Democrat.
Richard Cordray opted for a small cafe in downtown Grove City with about 75 people there to watch him formally announce his candidacy for governor. Cordray addressed his time in Washington as the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and says he returned to Grove City every weekend. He discussed the possibly of a race with Mike Dewine and Jon Husted next year.
"If that's the matchup this year, I can tell you there will be respect on both sides. Mike and I respect each other very much and that's how I'll conduct our race and I believe if you ask him that's how he'll conduct his race and if that is the matchup, I'm looking forward to the rematch," Cordray said.
Cordray was Ohio's attorney general from 2009-2011 and was defeated for the office by DeWine in the 2010 election.