Mallory staying put

CINCINNATI (AP) - Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory says he isn't interested at this time in being Ohio's treasurer.

Mallory said Tuesday that he notified Gov. Ted Strickland's office of his intent to continue as mayor.

There had been speculation for months that Mallory was in line to replace Richard Cordray if Cordray became attorney general. Cordray won the attorney general's race earlier this month, holding that office for the Democratic Party after Marc Dann was forced to resign.

Mallory said in July that like any politician, he would keep his options open. But he denied that a deal was in the works for him to be named treasurer.

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