Ohio prosecutor announces run for attorney general

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor from central Ohio says he plans to seek the Republican nomination for state attorney general next year.

Delaware County Prosecutor Dave Yost says he thinks the state’s top law enforcement official should be prosecutor, not a politician.

Incumbent Attorney General Richard Cordray also is likely to run. He defeated Republican Mike Crites last year in a special election to replace fellow Democrat Marc Dann, who resigned amid a sexual harassment scandal in his office.

Yost considered running in that special election but decided against it, saying he needed more time to organize a campaign. He previously served as county auditor and as a city councilman in Delaware.

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