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