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Jerry Springer for Governor?

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Tabloid TV star Jerry Springer is possibly eyeing a run for Ohio governor as a Democrat in 2018. 

A former mayor of Cincinnati, Springer attended a Labor Day parade in Cleveland on Monday amid the rumors that he will run. But Springer is saying he still has not made a decision. 

73-year-old Springer has said he supports union rights, as well as a $15 minimum wage for workers in the state.  The Democratic primary in Ohio already has four declared candidates.  They seek to succeed term-limited Republican Governor John Kasich.

Springer got caught up in a prostitution scandal in 1974, while he was serving on Cincinnati's city council.  He resigned from the council as a result of the scandal, but he was re-elected the next year.  He went on to serve as Cincinnati's mayor in 1977.  He made a failed bid for Ohio governor in 1982. 

Springer has hosted "The Jerry Springer Show" since 1991.

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