COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor says she would not support Attorney General Mike DeWine for governor in Ohio's general election if he prevails in their race for the Republican nomination.
Taylor told Scott Spears in an interview on WWGH-FM radio Thursday that DeWine and his running mate, Secretary of State Jon Husted, are "the career politician status quo establishment ticket" and she considers them "out of touch."
DeWine's campaign spokesman said it's unfortunate Taylor has resorted to "wild and desperate attacks."
Taylor's comments come in an increasingly bitter Republican contest to succeed GOP Gov. John Kasich, who's term-limited.
Taylor has distanced herself publicly from Kasich. She issued an open letter on Wednesday to the Republican State Central Committee urging against picking sides in favor of DeWine at the panel's meeting Friday.