Demo­cratic Party en­dorses Cor­dray

‘Once-in-gen­er­a­tion im­pres­sive­ness’

The Morning Journal (Lorain, OH) - - LOCAL NEWS - Staff re­port

Lo­rain County Democrats have en­dorsed Ohio gu­ber­na­to­rial can­di­date Richard Cor­dray and run­ning mate Betty Sut­ton.

On Feb. 8, the Lo­rain County Demo­cratic Party voted to en­dorse Cor­dray and Sut­ton as they run for Ohio gover­nor and lieu­tenant gover­nor.

An­nounc­ing the en­dorse­ment, the County Demo­cratic Party noted its mem­bers typ­i­cally do not en­dorse can­di­dates in pri­mary elec­tions.

How­ever, the party’s en­dorse­ment com­mit­tee “opted to take this un­prece­dented step due to the once-in-a-gen­er­a­tion im­pres­sive­ness and tal­ent that Rich Cor­dray and Betty Sut­ton bring to­gether on this ticket.”

“The com­bi­na­tion of Rich and Betty, two of the finest public ser­vants I have ever met, on one ticket, cre­ated one of the most pow­er­ful and tal­ented gu­ber­na­to­rial tick­ets I have seen dur­ing the many years I have been in­volved in pol­i­tics,” said Lo­rain County Demo­cratic Party Chair­man An­thony B. Giar­dini. “They un­der­stand the is­sues and con­cerns that keep Ohioans up

at night and will be able to work quickly to solve the prob­lems cre­ated over the last eight years when they take of­fice.”

Lo­rain County Recorder Judy Ned­wick agreed.

“Given Mike DeWine’s ab­hor­rent record on women’s is­sues, I felt we needed to put our best foot for­ward in se­lect­ing a can­di­date to de­feat him,” Ned­wick said. “Rich Cor­dray and Betty Sut­ton are by far the strong­est can­di­dates

when it comes to the gen­eral elec­tion. I am con­fi­dent they will fight for is­sues that mat­ter to Ohioans and work pas­sion­ately ev­ery day to move Ohio for­ward.”

Cur­rently, there are eight Demo­cratic tick­ets with can­di­dates run­ning for gover­nor and lieu­tenant gover­nor, in­clud­ing Cor­dray and Sut­ton, ac­cord­ing to the of­fi­cial list posted by the Lo­rain County Board of Elec­tions.

The oth­ers, with can­di­dates for gover­nor and lieu­tenant gover­nor are:

• Larry E. Ealy and Jef­frey Lynn

• Jonathan Heavey and Adam Hu­dak

• Den­nis John Kucinich and Tara L. Sam­ples

• Bill O’Neill and Chantelle C. Lewis

• Con­nie Pil­lich and Scott Schertzer

• Paul E. Ray and Jerry M. Schroeder

• Joe Schi­avoni and Stephanie Dodd

AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS FILE

For­mer fed­eral con­sumer watch­dog Richard Cor­dray, seated left, in­tro­duces for­mer con­gress­woman Betty Sut­ton as his run­ning mate Jan. 10 in Akron.

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