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Murray, Enderle invite Dann to leave

Tom Jackson • Mar 23, 2010 at 6:28 PM

The two men running for the Ohio House position that represents Erie and Ottawa counties have joined the call for Attorney General Marc Dann to step down.

Dann is mired in a sex scandal at his office, and every top Democrat in the state, including Gov. Ted Srickland and party chairman Chris Redfern, has asked Dann to quit.

Redfern, D-Catawba Island, is leaving office as state representative at the end of the year because of term limits, and Republican Ed Enderle, a Huron Township trustee and farmer, and Democrat Dennis Murray Jr., a Sandusky attorney and city commissioner, are vying to replace him.

On this issue, "I stand behind the governor," Enderle said. People in office "ought to meet a higher standard," and Ohio needs an attorney general who can take care of business without distractions, Enderle said.

"I'd say there isn't any chance at all Mark Dann will remain in office," Murray said. "He is going to have to resign."

Dann has not been the kind of effective attorney general many Democrats were hoping for, Murray said.

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