Sources tell me that Marc Dann will step down as Attorney General in August in order to allow Ted Strickland to appoint a successor. The delay is in order to have Dann in office for the time period necessary to trigger an appointment, else there would be a special election. Per Article 3, Section 18 of the Ohio Constitution. I’m not sure I read this section right, so I might have this wrong. I do hear for sure that Dann is done. Timing is all that’s in question at this point. Getting this straight from sources in the Governor’s office.
I also hear that this isn’t the first time that Ted has asked Marc to step down. This would explain this statement from the Governor today.
All that’s left is the cleanup now.