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Sherrod Brown Suspects DeWine-Husted Ticket Is Product Of Deal

Ohio Republican Governor candidate Mike DeWine speaks while running mate Jon Husted looks on.
John Minchillo
Associated Press
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, right, speaks alongside Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, left, during a news conference at the University of Dayton to announce their decision to share the ticket in their bid for the Ohio governor.

The teaming up of Mike DeWine and Jon Husted to run as governor and lieutenant governor has not deterred the other two GOP candidates, Mary Taylor and Jim Renacci. The top ranking Democrat in Ohio is now sharing what he thinks about the race now.

Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown says he thinks DeWine and Husted made a deal that DeWine would lead the ticket if he'd agree to serve only one term.

“Ohio has elections for a reason and to cut a deal to kind of divvy up the governor’s office for the next decade plus is pretty amazing,” Brown said.

Brown was then asked what he thought Democrats needed to do given that DeWine and Husted form a strong ticket.

“It’s a strong ticket maybe according to Ohio Public Radio,” Brown said.

When asked about a possible one-term deal, Husted was quick to shut that notion down saying there was “no talk about that.”

Husted said the merger was about uniting the party and avoiding a long primary fight.