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Cordray Wins Democratic Primary for Ohio Governor

Phil Hall
May 09, 2018
Richard Cordray, the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), is consulting with California Gov. Gavin Newsom on the creation of a state-level version of the federal regulatory agency

Richard Cordray, the former Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, won the Democratic primary for Ohio Governor.
 
Cordray scored 63 percent of the vote, defeating former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich with 22 percent of the vote. State Sen. Joe Schiavoni scored nine percent of the vote and former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O'Neill absorbed three percent.
 
On the Republican side, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine defeated Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor by 60 percent to 40 percent. The November election will offer a rematch between the candidates, who last squared off in 2010 when Cordray lost his re-election bid as attorney general to DeWine by a two-point margin.

 
Published
May 09, 2018