Libertarian Earl joins 2014 race for Ohio governor
Written by Associated Press   
Thursday, 19 September 2013 06:21

TIFFIN, Ohio (AP) — A former Republican state representative from northwest Ohio says he will run for governor next year as a libertarian.

Charlie Earl planned to launch his 2014 bid against Gov. John Kasich Thursday in Tiffin.

The 67-year-old Earl says his vision for Ohio "will inspire and energize liberty-loving Buckeyes to make a real change in Columbus."

His candidacy follows a tea party effort this spring to defeat Kasich's pick to lead the Ohio Republican Party. Challenger Tom Zawistowski (zah-wih-STOW'-skee) lost but warned the party it had grown out of touch with its base and might be vulnerable to a third party.

Earl served in the Ohio House from 1981 to 1984, filling the seat vacated by Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Oxley. He ran unsuccessfully for Secretary of State in 2010.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 

Front Page Stories

Body of BGSU student found
07/23/2014 | Sentinel-Tribune Staff
article thumbnail

A missing poster for Cory Barron, is posted on a light pole along West 6th Street in Cle [ ... ]


Chinese lanterns may have ignited fire
07/23/2014 | PETER KUEBECK, Sentinel Staff Writer
article thumbnail

File photo. A firefighter is seen near a fire engulfing a pallet yard on West Broadway S [ ... ]


Other Front Page Articles