Cordray expected to announce Ohio gubernatorial bid on Tuesday: report

Cordray expected to announce Ohio gubernatorial bid on Tuesday: report
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Former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) head Richard CordrayRichard Adams CordrayMulvaney aims to cement CFPB legacy by ensuring successor's confirmation Federal court rules consumer bureau structure unconstitutional Trump surprises with consumer agency pick MORE is expected to announce his candidacy for Ohio governor on Tuesday, The Associated Press reported.

Cordray, who's been rumored to be eyeing a bid for some time, will make the announcement in his hometown of Grove City, an adviser told the AP.

Cordray, 58, resigned last month as director of the CFPB, which set off a legal battle over who should serve as his successor. 

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Cordray named deputy director Leandra English as acting director, while President Trump argued he had authority to name an interim replacement, tapping Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyMulvaney aims to cement CFPB legacy by ensuring successor's confirmation On The Money — Sponsored by Prudential — Trump floats tariffs on European cars | Nikki Haley slams UN report on US poverty | Will tax law help GOP? It's a mystery Democrat says he recommended Trump's budget director for his job MORE, the director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Cordray previously served as Ohio's attorney general and treasurer.

Five Democrats have already announced they'll seek the gubernatorial nomination to replace outgoing Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), who cannot seek reelection because of term limits.

Television host and former Cincinnati Mayor Jerry Springer said last week he will not run for the office.