(Cleveland) - Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor has entered the 2018 gubernatorial race promising to make Ohio great again.
Taylor made the move official today at the city Club of Cleveland.
Taylor enters the crowded Republican field with the backing of GOP Gov. John Kasich, but whether the endorsement of a leading detractor of President Donald Trump helps or hurts her bid to lead the battleground state is unclear.
Kasich's backing could prove beneficial in the crowded field. He won Ohio's Republican Presidential primary last year with nearly as many votes as Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio combined.
Yet more recent polling found Trump's favorability exceeds Kasich's among ohio voters.
The 51-year-old Taylor is the final high-profile republican expected to join the race to succeed Kasich, who is term-limited.
The other three are Attorney General Mike DeWine, Secretary of State Jon Husted and U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci.
Taylor revisited what she said were the Kasich Administration's key accomplishments, including righting the economy, reducing regulations, fighting opioid addiction and cutting taxes.
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