Strickland won't challenge Kasich in 2014

Democrat Ted Strickland won't run again for governor in 2014, removing a key competitor to incumbent Republican John Kasich from the field.
Associated Press
Jan 8, 2013


Strickland said in a statement Tuesday that he stands by his record as governor and wont' seek the office again.

Kasich, a former investment banker and congressman, unseated Strickland as he sought a second term in 2010. It was among the most expensive governor's race in Ohio history, with combined spending approaching $34 million.

Strickland's decision leaves Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan among the top potential Democratic challengers to Kasich next year.

FitzGerald is a former FBI agent and mayor tapped to lead Ohio's most populous county out of scandal. Ryan is a six-term congressman from Youngstown first elected in 2002.




Anyone from Cuyahoga County doesn't have a chance.




Well, Ted. You can go home now. And stop being so wishy-washy. One day you are, then you aren't. This time I take it you aren't. Ok, go home now. I am pretty sure your teddy bear is waiting.

Dinghy Gal

I'd shake Ted's hand but he's too busy patting himself on the back.