DAYTON, Ohio - Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is dropping her bid to become Ohio's next governor.
Whaley had been running in the Democratic primary, focusing on issues like expanding access to education and job training, universal pre-K for every four-year-old and holding the big pharmaceutical companies accountable for the opioid crisis.
In withdrawing from the race, Whaley endorsed the ticket of Richard Cordray and Betty Sutton.
“Our state needs progressive and innovative leaders at the helm,” said Whaley. “Rich is a champion for everyday people who has stood up to the big banks, payday lenders and special interests. He's ready to fight for Ohioans – for the good-paying jobs, for health care, for a better future.”
Earlier this month, Whaley was sworn into a second term as mayor of Dayton.