Betty Sutton

Kucinich frames Ohio governor bid around 'We the People'

Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich launched his run for governor Wednesday by pledging to muster state resources to fight poverty and violence, boost arts and education and expand economic opportunity.

The 71-year-old Democrat, who twice ran for president, said he wants to make Ohio's government "subject to the power of 'We the People.'"

He called for creating a dedicated consumer protection office at the state level, establishing a nonprofit utility to oversee broadband development and launching programs to encourage volunteerism and to foster "peaceful communities."

"Does government have the solution to all of society's problems? No. I know...