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Updated: AP Source: Ohio Gov.'s Running Mate A Former Judge

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Update: 11:15am

Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- Gov. Ted Strickland plans to name a former juvenile court judge as his running mate, the Associated Press has learned.

A source with knowledge of the choice tells the AP the democrat's running mate is Yyvette McGee Brown.

She directs a Columbus nonprofit that advocates for children and families.

Anonymity was requested because the source was not authorized to make the information public.

McGee Brown, who is black, adds gender and racial diversity to strickland's team less than a week after republican rival John Kasich chose state auditor Mary Taylor as his lieutenant governor pick.

The Dayton Daily News first reported McGee Brown's selection.

A news conference is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Strickland needs a new candidate for lieutenant governor because incumbent Lee Fisher is running for U.S. Senate.

(Copyright 2010 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland is expected to announce his new running mate Tuesday for the 2010 election.

Strickland has scheduled an afternoon news conference at the Ohio Democratic Party headquarters in Columbus.

Speculation has focused on Yvette McGee Brown, a former juvenile judge who directs a Columbus nonprofit that advocates for children and families.

Strickland needs a new candidate for Lieutenant Governor because the incumbent, Lee Fisher, is running for the U.S. Senate.

Republican gubernatorial candidate John Kasich last week picked Ohio auditor Mary Taylor to be his running mate.

(Copyright 2010 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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