Former Hamilton County commissioner and Cincinnati councilman David Pepper has launched his campaign to unseat Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.
Monday, his campaign filed papers with the Ohio Secretary of State's office, so he can begin raising money for the 2014 campaign; and has launched a campaign website.
Pepper, who was in Cleveland Monday, told WVXU he wants "to be a real advocate for the working people of Ohio."
On Friday night, at the Columbus Athenaeum, the Ohio Democratic Democratic Party will hold its annual "Legacy Dinner," one of the party's largest fundraising events of the year.
"Let's celebrate our 2014 talent,'' says the announcement on the party's website, ohiodems.org.
In other words, it is a "cattle call" for potential statewide candidates.