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      Strickland won't challenge Gov. Kasich in 2014

      Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland has decided not to run against Republican incumbent Gov. John Kasich.
      Democrat 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. Kasich, a former investment banker and congressman, unseated Strickland as he sought a second term in 2010. It was among the most expensive governor's race in Ohio history, with combined spending approaching $34 million. Strickland's decision leaves Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan among the top potential Democratic challengers to Kasich next year. FitzGerald is a former FBI agent and mayor tapped to lead Ohio's most populous county out of scandal. Ryan is a six-term congressman from Youngstown first elected in 2002.