Ohio Lt. Gov. Taylor to introduce P&G exec as running mate


A Republican candidate for Ohio governor is introducing a veteran Procter & Gamble Co. executive with links to social-conservative causes as her running mate.

Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor's campaign scheduled a Wednesday afternoon press conference at Cincinnati's City Gospel Mission. Her choice is Nathan Estruth, the CEO of a plastics processing technology company that is a wholly owned P&G subsidiary.

Estruth earlier helped lead the consumer products maker's new-business division that introduced Tide-branded dry cleaners and Mr. Clean-branded car washes. He's been active with groups opposed to gay rights and abortion.

Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper says the state can't afford leaders who attack fellow Ohioans.

On the Democratic side, former federal consumer watchdog Richard Cordray made it official Wednesday in Akron: former congresswoman Betty Sutton is joining his ticket.