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Questions About Richard Cordray Political Ambitions Are Starting To Heat Up

The Obama holdover is getting a lot of attention for not answering questions about his rumored run for Ohio governor in 2018.

The Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Richard Cordray is facing more and more questions about his political ambitions as it has been widely rumored that Cordray will run for Ohio governor in 2018.

The Washington Post reported on how Cordray dodged questions about his political future during the annual AFL-CIO Labor Day picnic in Ohio over the Labor Day weekend.

According to The Post:

But in his fierce defense of the agency before a sparse but polite crowd, Cordray failed to address the question that has followed him for months: Will he run for Ohio governor?

“I don’t have anything to say about that,” Cordray said afterward, waving off any questions about his political future.

Cordray attempted to downplay the significance of his appearance at the event — Bill Clinton was the headliner last year — noting that he has commuted to Ohio every weekend for six years. “I don’t think a lot of people realize that,” he said, adding that the biggest change in his life occurred two weeks ago when he and his wife saw their twin daughters off to college for the first time.

This comes just days after House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling blasted Cordray for not answering questions about his possible run for Governor.

“AXIOS AM” highlighted a Los Angles Times article about how Cordray could soon be stepping down from his post leaving the CFPB limbo in their morning email on Tuesday as well.

It seems that everyone is very interested in whether Cordray is plotting a political campaign from his taxpayer-funded job except Cordray himself.