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Cordray

Democrat from Ohio

Richard Cordray is running for Ohio governor in 2018. Cordray was appointed as the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau during President Barack Obama's administration. He is the former attorney general of Ohio and a Democrat.

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Fact-checking the 2018 Ohio primary

We fact-checked claims in the primaries for governor and U.S. Senate about guns, immigration and other topics

Will recess appointment handcuff consumer cop?

Whether appropriately bold or outrageous, President Barack Obama stirred up the dust when he used a recess appointment to make former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray the nation’s consumer financial cop.

We were intrigued by an argument put forth by Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio: that Obama might have limited Cordray’s ability to do his full job because of the way he put the Ohioan in the director’s chair.

But sorting the issue out on the Truth-O-Meter proved to be a challenge.