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Ted Strickland will not run for governor again

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ted Strickland won't run again for governor in 2014, removing a key competitor to incumbent Republican John Kasich from the field.

Strickland said in a statement Tuesday that he stands by his record as governor and wont' seek the office again.

Strickland's decision leaves Valley Congressman Tim Ryan among the top potential Democratic challengers to Kasich next year.

Representative Ryan issued a statement on Tuesday praising Strickland's record but gave no hints about his intentions to run for governor.

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