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  (Sherrod) Brown won't run for governor
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ContributorThomas Walker 
Last EditedThomas Walker  May 04, 2005 11:29pm
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News DateThursday, May 5, 2005 05:00:00 AM UTC0:0
Description-- Sherrod Brown, the Democratic congressman from Lorain, has decided to stay in the U.S. House rather than run for Ohio governor.

"It's so apparent to anybody that knows me that I love what I'm doing," Brown, 52, said Monday, ending months of speculation as to whether he would run. "I look at the major issues I work on -- Medicare, Medicaid, international health issues, trade issues -- and I've been lucky enough to get to lead the charge on the Democratic side for a lot of this."

Brown's decision frees Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman, the only Democrat who has announced his candidacy, of a potentially daunting challenge in a 2006 gubernatorial primary. Brown, a former Ohio secretary of state, is known as an effective strategist and could have mounted a savvy campaign.

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