WASHINGTON — If Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray opts to run for governor of Ohio, as is widely expected, his time at the agency may end up complicating rather than helping his campaign.

Republicans are already accusing Cordray of misusing his job as a fundraising platform and claiming that he is rushing rules out the door before he leaves. Many CFPB allies, meanwhile, want Cordray to forgo a political run and remain in office until his term expires in July 2018.

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