Cincinnati mayor enters race to unseat Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine in 2022

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley

FILE – March 21, 2018 (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Two-term Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley has officially announced he’s running to be governor of Ohio.

Cranley, 47, has been exploring a bid for the Democratic nomination for months and had raised over $1.3 million for the effort as of July.

First elected mayor in 2013, he is term-limited from running again this year.

He joins Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley in the primary race.

Republican Gov. Mike DeWine is expected to run for a second term, a campaign that will begin with a contested primary.

Cranley plans to run on his record as chief executive of a growing major city.

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