Television personality Jerry Springer, confirmed that he will not be running for governor of Ohio.

Springer, 73, likening himself to President Trump but “without the racism,” believed that a lot of Trump’s populist vote would back in him a gubernatorial bid.  Despite a strong confidence in his victory, Springer has decided against running.

The former tabloid talk show host is no stranger to politics, having served a one-year term as mayor of Cincinnatti in 1977. On his podcast, Springer cited life responsibilities such as spending time with his family and new grandchild, as his reasons for not running.

His decision to not run disappointed many local Democrats, as Hamilton County Democratic Chairman Tim Burke explained in the Cincinnati Enquirer. “It would be a lot of fun if he were the Democratic candidate. He would have taken a lot of heat, but Jerry is terrific on the stump.”

According to the local paper, former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau leader Rich Corday and five other Democratic hopefuls are set to enter the race.

“Democrats expect former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau leader Rich Cordray to enter the race,” the local paper said. “He resigned from the federal post last week.” Cordray received backlash from many Republicans during his first years running the consumer protection agency who alleged his actions were anti-business.

Cordray made national headlines last week after appointing an interim replacement for his post although President Trump had already appointed his own interim director. The dispute over the replacement was brought to court where a judge sided with President Trump.

The other five Democrats expected to run for Ohio governor include former state Representative Connie Pillich, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill, former U.S. Representative Betty Sutton, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, and state Senator Joe Schiavoni.

The 2018 Ohio gubernatorial election will take place on November 6, 2018

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