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One of the leading Democratic candidates for governor – who has earned top ratings from the NRA and state gun groups – laid out his gun platform today. It includes universal background checks, a crackdown on illegal gun purchases and a ban on bump stocks. As WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports, Richard Cordray also took a tentative step toward restricting assault-style weapons.

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The first head of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says he’s concerned about the shift in direction for the agency. 

The Trump administration is proposing to dramatically cut funding for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a move critics say is an ongoing assault on the 7-year-old agency.

The bureau was championed by Elizabeth Warren and other Democrats and created in the wake of the financial crisis to protect Americans from getting ripped off by financial firms.

Connie Pillich (left) has ended her bid to become governor and endorsed and Richard Cordray.
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The only woman running for the Democratic nomination for governor has dropped out of the race. She’s throwing her support to a man she’d once criticized, but who many consider to be the frontrunner in the party’s primary.

Ohio Republican Governor candidate Mike DeWine speaks while running mate Jon Husted looks on.
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The governor's race is shaping up to be expensive, according to the campaign finance filings for the last six months of last year. And the money leaders in the Republican and Democratic primaries easily outraised their opponents.

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One of the Democrats running for Governor is calling for an end to oil and gas drilling in Ohio. While Dennis Kucinich’s four primary opponents aren’t embracing that idea, they agree that more needs to be done to protect the environment. 

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau this week said it will reconsider proposed rules for payday lenders that were scheduled to take effect Wednesday.

The CFPB drew them up under previous director Richard Cordray, who left the job to seek the Democratic nomination for Ohio governor. President Trump appointed budget director Mick Mulvaney to lead the bureau.

Cordray acknowledged in a December interview that it was possible that the CFPB could roll back the rules under Trump.

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Richard Cordray continues to consolidate support for his run for Ohio governor, as another former Democratic rival drops out of the race and backs his campaign.

M.L. Schultze / WKSU

The newly-merged gubernatorial campaign of Democrats Richard Cordray and Betty Sutton is promising to focus on “kitchen table issues": jobs and wages, education, healthcare and a secure retirement.

Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor
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As the Ohio governor's race heats up, candidates on both the Democratic and Republican sides are teaming up in hopes of standing out in crowded primary fields. Democrats Richard Cordray and Bill O'Neill and Republican Mary Taylor all planned to announce their running mates this week.

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Richard Cordray stepped down from his position as director of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in November. But as he ramps up his campaign for governor, he's pointing back to those years as proof he can serve Ohioans.

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Until recently, former Ohio attorney general Richard Cordray had been stuck in political limbo for what seemed like an eternity, unable, by federal law, to even hint at his ambition to be Ohio's next governor.

The Grove City Democrat was serving as the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), with a six-year term that was to have expired in June 2018.

The “Hatch Act,” which prohibits most federal employees from engaging in partisan politics, kept Cordray quiet about his ambitions, even though everyone in Ohio knew he had them burning inside him.

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The entry of Richard Cordray into the Democratic primary for governor raises questions about what Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill will do now.

O’Neill, who last month came under fire for his controversial Facebook posts outlining his personal sex life, is waiting to see what Cordray does before deciding on whether to run.

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To the chanting of "Cordray! Cordray!", Richard Cordray walked through Lilly's Kitchen Table and into the Ohio governor's race on Tuesday morning.

Former State Rep. Connie Pillich, State Sen. Joe Schiavoni, former U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley (left to right) met for their third debate, this time in downtown Cleveland.
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Four Democratic candidates for Ohio governor largely avoided criticizing one another in Monday night’s City Club of Cleveland debate, focusing their condemnation instead on Republican state leadership.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, former U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton, State Sen. Joe Schiavoni and former State Rep. Connie Pillich discussed opioids, health care and education during the hour-long event at the Idea Center at Playhouse Square.

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