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Democrat Richard Cordray Embraces His Nerdy Side With Ads About His "Jeopardy" Championships

Front page of Cordray's "Jeopardy" website

As the candidates for governor gear up for the final push for votes this fall, the Democrat in the race continues to be criticized by many political pundits for being too dry and nerdy. But Rich Cordray himself is launching a social media campaign to capitalize on that image.Many people know Cordray was a five-time champion of the Jeopardy game show back in 1987. And for those who don’t, Cordray’s campaign is putting out ads on social media that pose trivia questions to someone walking down the street then he answers.  Take this one for example when he asks “what is the state rock song of Ohio?”“It’s hang on Sloopy, Sloopy hang on,” Cordray sings. It's a song made famous back in the 1960's that was later adopted by the Ohio State University Marching Band and later, voted by Ohio lawmakers, to be the state's official rock song.The web ads direct viewers to a website where they can watch Cordray’s performances on the popular game show. Copyright 2018 The Statehouse News Bureau. To see more, visit The Statehouse News Bureau.