LIMA — One of the contenders for the Democratic Party nomination for Ohio governor stopped in Lima Sunday evening for a Get Out The Vote Rally at the UA Local 776.
Richard Cordray spent Sunday addressing a number of topics he feels voters need to consider when voting Tuesday.
“Betty Sutton [Cordray’s pick for Lt. Governor] and I are focused on the ‘kitchen table’ issues that most people in Ohio are most concerned about, and how they face their economic futures, access to affordable healthcare, better education and training for themselves and their children and spreading out economic opportunity so that everybody has a chance in Ohio,” he said.
Cordray and Sutton are working on convincing voters that they are the right team to move Ohio forward.
“We both have a strong track record of getting results for people and improving people’s lives. When I was state treasurer, we helped strong businesses grow and create jobs throughout Ohio. We helped save tens of thousands of homes for people from foreclosure. When I was attorney general, my job was to go after Wall Street and get money back from our pension funds that have been wrongly taken from us and we got two billion dollars back for taxpayers and retirees in Ohio. So we can be effective by standing up for Ohio, making sure we’re getting a fair shake, and making sure we’re having government work not just for some of us, but for all of us,” Cordray said.
There are six candidates on the Democratic party ballot for governor, including Dennis Kucinich, former U.S. representative and former Mayor of Cleveland and a previous candidate for President of the United States. There’s also Bill O’Neill, a former justice on the Ohio Supreme Court.
Cordray remains optimistic he’ll win on Tuesday but isn’t taking any chances in the final days before the primary.
“We’re working really hard right to the end. We’re going to fight for every vote and then we’ll see from there,” he noted.
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