Who is Ohio governor candidate Richard Cordray? A five-time Jeopardy! champion

Former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray answers a question during The Journal-News and WLWT-TV sponsored Ohio Democratic Party sanctioned debate for governor candidates hosted by Miami University Regionals Tuesday, April 10 at Finkelman Auditorium on the campus of Miami University Middletown. Former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill, Ohio Senator Joe Schiavoni and former congressman Dennis Kucinich were also in attendance. NICK GRAHAM/JOURNAL-NEWS Photo: Nick Graham

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Former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray answers a question during The Journal-News and WLWT-TV sponsored Ohio Democratic Party sanctioned debate for governor candidates hosted by Miami University Regionals Tuesday, April 10 at Finkelman Auditorium on the campus of Miami University Middletown. Former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill, Ohio Senator Joe Schiavoni and former congressman Dennis Kucinich were also in attendance. NICK GRAHAM/JOURNAL-NEWS Photo: Nick Graham

Former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray will fight to win the Ohio governor’s race, but did you know he’s already a Jeopardy! champion?

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Cordray is a five-time Jeopardy! champion, who originally competed on the show in 1987. The last time he competed on Jeopardy! was in February 2014 for the Battle of the Decades show. His competitors at the time included a freelance copy editor, archaeologist, lawyer, police officer and a film and theater critic, according to Politico.

Cordray held off a Democratic primary challenge from former Congressman and Cleveland Mayor Dennis Kucinich Tuesday.

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He did not win the Battle of the Decades competition, and he also declined the $5,000 consolation prize that all invitees were given.

After winning in 1987, he brought home approximately $40,303 in winnings. He said he used it to pay his taxes, a school loan, and even bought a used car, according to the 2014 Politico article.

“The real bonus was that, though she would probably deny it, I think being a Jeopardy champion helped persuade my wife to marry me,” Cordray said in his Jeopardy bio.

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Cordray served as state treasurer and attorney general before losing to Republican Mike DeWine in the 2010 attorney general’s race. President Obama appointed him to oversee the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a post that removed him from politics but gave him enormous power to crackdown on financial industry abuses. Cordray has said that his actions returned $12-billion to 30 million Americans.

Cordray has been largely focused on what he calls “kitchen table” issues such as affordable health care and college, jobs and wages and pension security.

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