Democrat David Pepper seeking Ohio AG job in 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cincinnati attorney David Pepper says he plans to challenge Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine in 2014.

Pepper, a Democrat, is a former Cincinnati city councilman and Hamilton County commissioner. He lost a bid for state auditor to Republican Dave Yost four years ago despite a well-funded campaign.

A spokesman said Pepper filed paperwork for the 2014 bid Monday, making him the first Democrat to officially enter the field.

Pepper is the son of a former chief executive at the consumer products giant Procter & Gamble. He's a graduate of Yale Law School and has worked since 2000 at the law firms Squire Sanders & Dempsey and Blank Rome.

DeWine is a former two-term U.S. senator and prosecutor, also from southwestern Ohio. He's been attorney general since 2011.

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