Embattled Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann will be making an announcement to the press at noon. Democrats in the state legislature filed nine articles of impeachment against Dann yesterday. He is said to be looking for a face-saving way to step down and has been in talks with Ohio Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, himself a former attorney general. If Dann resigns, Gov. Ted Strickland will appoint a temporary successor and an election will be held in November. Fisher, Treasurer Richard Cordray, executive assistant attorney general Ben Espy, Strickland chief legal counsel Kent Markus, and Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck are all considered possible successors. Former auditor and attorney general Betty Montgomery would be a possible Republican candidate in a fall election. I wrote about Dann’s sex scandal earlier this month on the main site.
UPDATE: The press conference was canceled, so Dann must have decided to hang in their a while more.
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