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Ohio Governor Candidates Spar Over Jobs.

Gov. Ted Strickland has launched his campaign against Republican rival John Kasich with a speech painting the governor's race as a choice between Ohio values and Wall Street values.

Strickland, a Democrat, accused Kasich Wednesday of downplaying his eight years as a managing director at the now-bankrupt Lehman Brothers.

Strickland says Kasich leaves the job off campaign materials and won't release tax returns from the time he worked there.

Kasich campaign spokesman Rob Nichols said Strickland is distracting voters with the Lehman issue because he doesn't want to talk about his economic record and the state's job losses since he took office.

Nichols said Strickland's negative attacks are an admission he has nothing to brag about in his own record.

Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment.