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Written by JAMES HANNAH/Associated Press Writer   
Wednesday, 22 July 2009 10:39

XENIA, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Senator Mike DeWine has formally announced Wednesday that he is a candidate for Ohio attorney general.

The 62-year-old Republican said Wednesday that he's running "because Ohio is in crisis" with streets in major cities where people are afraid to walk and gang problems throughout the state.

DeWine made the announcement standing in the courtroom where he was sworn in as a county prosecutor in 1976.

Earlier Wednesday, DeWine told The Associated Press he would be nonpartisan.

DeWine lost his bid for a third U.S. Senate term in 2006 to Democrat Sherrod Brown.

Delaware County Prosecutor Dave Yost already has announced plans to seek the GOP's nomination for attorney general. Incumbent Richard Cordray, a Democrat, has said he plans to seek re-election.