CLEVELAND (AP) — Republican Sandra O’Brien is mounting a repeat run for Ohio state treasurer 11 years after defeating an incumbent treasurer in her party’s primary and losing to Democrat Richard Cordray in the general election.
O’Brien announced her intention to run again in an email to members of the Ohio GOP Central Committee. Cleveland.com reports her entrance into the race will not be official until she files paperwork with the state.
O’Brien will be competing against state Rep. Robert Sprague, R-Findlay, in the 2018 primary. The winner of the GOP primary will go on to face Democrat Rob Richardson, an attorney from Cincinnati, in the general election.
Cordray is expected to formally announce his bid for governor today. He resigned last month as director of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
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