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Obama man Cordray, populist Kucinich in Ohio governor fight

Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A former consumer watchdog under President Barack Obama is fighting an unexpectedly close Democratic gubernatorial primary in Ohio against an ex-congressman with a catchy populist slogan.

In final ads headed into Tuesday's primary, Democrat Richard Cordray used his wife, Peggy, to lovingly push back against the perception that he's a bore. The spots emphasized Cordray's intellect and work for everyday Americans as head of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Ohio attorney general.

Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich takes issue with Cordray for supporting gun rights. Cleveland's former "boy mayor" was punctuating the final push of his "Power To We The People" campaign with joint appearances featuring fiery Bernie Sanders devotee Nina Turner and actor Danny Glover.

Two other Democrats seek to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik).

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