P&G Veteran To Be Mary Taylor’s Running Mate

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor is tapping a veteran Procter & Gamble Co. executive as her running mate in her bid for the governorship.

Taylor said in a tweet she will announce her choice Wednesday in Cincinnati. A Republican close to the campaign tells The Associated Press that it is Nathan Estruth. The person requested anonymity because the information had not yet been announced.

Estruth is CEO of the Hamilton-based plastics technology company iMFLUX Inc., which grew out of his work in a P&G new-business innovation division called FutureWorks. Another GOP governor candidate, Rep. Jim Renacci, earlier chose as his running mate Amy Murray, a Cincinnati city councilwoman and former P&G Asian business executive.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has Secretary of State Jon Husted as his running mate in the Republican side of the crowded race.