Hagan Says He's In Governor's Race To Stay

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - In what seems to be a reversal of the position that he stated earlier in the week, Ohio Democratic gubernatorial candidate Timothy Hagan (pictured, right) said that he has no intention of quitting the race for governor.

On Monday, the former Cuyahoga County commissioner said that he would consider dropping out if fellow Clevelander, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones entered the 2002 race.

On Wednesday, Hagan said that there's no reason for him to get into a game of political posturing with someone he doesn't think is going to run.

Hagan said that after talking with Tubbs Jones, he doesn't believe that she'll seek the Democratic nomination for governor.

Hagan said that he has raised about $200,000 toward his goal of a $1 million warchest for the May 7 primary.

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