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OHIO GOVERNOR'S RACE
Cincinnati-area Democrat's Ohio governor bid uncertain, says he's had trouble finding a No. 2
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, January 23, 2014 12:28 PM EST
A long-time Cincinnati-area officeholder says he's having trouble lining up a running mate for his Democratic bid for governor.
He is running out of time before the Feb. 5 filing deadline, but says he hasn't given up yet.
Portune said on Dec. 30 that he was challenging Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Executive Ed FitzGerald for the Democratic nomination. FitzGerald has been running for months and has party backing, but Portune said he was hearing from rank-and-file Democrats a desire for a choice in the May 6 primary.