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Three Gubernatorial Candidates Select Running Mates

Democratic Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O'Neill has selected a running mate in his gubernatorial bid. Chantelle Lewis of East Cleveland served on the city council and school board. She's currently an elementary school principal in Lorain County. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rich Cordray has selected former Ohio congresswoman Betty Sutton as his running mate. A formal announcement is expected later today. And Republican Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor has selected as her gubernatorial running mate a man affiliated with an organization the Southern Poverty Law Center calls a hate group. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

Taylor has selected Cincinnati area businessman Nathan Estruth. He’s the president and chief executive officer of a Cincinnati injection molding company, and a former executive with Procter and Gamble. Estruth is a conservative who was a supporter of former Secretary of State Ken Blackwell in his 2006 campaign for governor, and ran advertising critical of Ted Strickland, the Democrat who won that race. Estruth has served as a seven-year board member of the Alliance Defending Freedom, a group that promotes itself as protecting Christian values. The Southern Poverty Law Center has designated that a hate group.

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