Cincinnati mayor announces Ohio gubernatorial campaign

Cincinnati mayor announces Ohio gubernatorial campaign
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Cincinnati's mayor announced his gubernatorial bid on Tuesday, pitting him against Dayton's mayor in the growing Democratic primary field.

Ohio needs a comeback and deserves a leader who can lead one,” Mayor John Cranley said in a tweet.

I led our comeback in Cincinnati. Now I'm running for Governor to help write Ohio's comeback story,” he added.

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Cranley has already raised more than $1.3 million, while Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley (D) says she has brought in more than $1.6 million, The Associated Press reported.

“Ohio needs a comeback and deserves a governor who has led a comeback,” Cranley said in an interview with the AP. “It’s not going to be easy to take a state like Ohio, which like so many in the Midwest has been in decline, and to have it come back again, but that’s what we’re going to do.”

According to his campaign video, Cranley wants to legalize marijuana in the state to pay for programs such as improving roads and water systems.

He also wants to create 30,000 new jobs in sectors like renewable energy that he says will pay $60,000 annually.

“We’re not going to insult you with platitudes and false promises. Our plans will lead to real results. And if we don’t get it done in my first term, I won’t run again," Cranley said.

Gov. Mike DeWineMike DeWineMinnesota to offer 0 gift cards, scholarships as vaccine incentives to kids Republican candidates tack toward right on abortion Anti-Trump Republicans on the line in 2022 too MORE (R) is expected to seek a second term in office, but Republicans are also expected to have a crowded primary field.