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LaRose Considers Run for Secretary of State

In three years every statewide executive office will be up for grabs, without any incumbents running. This means several high-profile leaders are laying the groundwork for a possible run. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.

While pushing his bipartisan plan to reform congressional redistricting, Republican Senator Frank LaRose was asked if he’s thought about running for Secretary of State in 2018.

“While I’m focusing on that -- yeah I’m thinking about it and it’s something that I’m going to study and think about a lot and it’d be an opportunity to serve our state and that’s the part about it that causes me to want to give it due consideration," said LaRose.

The names out there for a possible run for governor include current Secretary of State Jon Husted, Attorney General Mike DeWine and Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor.

Dave Yost is thought to be considering a switch from auditor to attorney general while Senate President Keith Faber could run to replace Yost.

Democrats have not been as vocal on any possible plans.

Andy Chow at the Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau.

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