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Former GOP Rep. files for Ohio governor run

Associated Press - May 1, 2009 6:05 PM ET

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Former Republican Congressman John Kasich has filed paperwork to begin fundraising to run for Ohio governor in 2010.

Kasich, who served in Congress for 18 years, named his campaign treasurer in paperwork filed Friday with Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner. He says a formal campaign announcement is forthcoming.

Political observers have long expected Kasich to jump in the race against Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland, who has not formally announced intentions to run for a second term.

Kasich has been an on-air personality for Fox News. He served six years as managing director of Lehman Brothers' investment banking division until the bank declared bankruptcy last fall.

Republican state Sen. Kevin Couglin previously announced plans to run.

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