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Monday, April 20, 2009

Delaware County prosecutor to run for Ohio AG in 2010

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that Republican Dave Yost will seek election as Ohio Attorney General in 2010.

If successful in winning the Republican Party's nomination, Yost who is Delaware County's prosecutor, would likely face incumbent Attorney General Richard Cordray, a Democrat.

Yost is the first Republican to drop his name into the ring. State Sen. Tim Grendell, R-Chester Township, sought the Republican nomination in 2006, but was unsuccessful. Grendell was then re-elected to his seat in the Ohio Senate last November.

Another Republican name likely to be brought up and who is mentioned by the Dispatch as a possible candidate is former U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine of Cedarville.

I believe this race will have a Republican primary with at least two candidates because it doesn't appear, at least for now, that there is one name that would create enough party unity for someone to run unopposed.

-- John Arthur Hutchison

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