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 CordraySherrod Brown says he's 'not actively considering' running for president Trump: 'Good news' that Obama is campaigning again Election Countdown: Trump confident about midterms in Hill.TV interview | Kavanaugh controversy tests candidates | Sanders, Warren ponder if both can run | Super PACs spending big | Two states open general election voting Friday | Latest Senate polls 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 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.