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Sun Jul 29, 2018, 08:28 AM

Cordray puts Republican governership in Jeopardy

Cordray puts Republican governership in Jeopardy
Cross posted in General Discussion.


In 2016, Ohio overwhelmingly backed a rightwing populist with a domineering personality who hosted a reality TV show. In 2018, Democrats hope the state will vote for a progressive populist who was once a champion on Jeopardy.

Richard Cordray, the Democratic nominee for governor, possesses a unique anti-charisma. Before his political career, the earnest and lanky candidate used his Jeopardy winnings to pay his taxes and buy a used car. A former statewide elected official, he spent seven years in Washington as head of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) before launching his gubernatorial bid.

The Republican nominee is Ohio attorney general Mike DeWine, a fixture of Buckeye state politics who has been elected to both chambers of Congress and was lieutenant governor before becoming the top state law enforcement official in 2010, when he narrowly defeated the incumbent: Cordray.

In a set of high-stakes midterm elections, in a perennial swing state, this is one of the most important and closest gubernatorial races.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/28/ohio-richard-cordray-governor-democrats-republicans

********* I loathe deWine, he is your typical numbskull Republican -- anti healthcare, anti-woman, anti public schools, pro-gun.
I wish Cordray were a little more forceful in his demeanor and speaking and had a clearer message to deliver, though.

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Ohiogal Jul 2018 OP
Ninga Jul 2018 #1
Ohiogal Jul 2018 #2
irisblue Jul 2018 #3
beachbum bob Jul 2018 #4
Ohiogal Jul 2018 #5
beachbum bob Jul 2018 #6

Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 08:32 AM

1. Cordray is brilliant and has the ability to convey complex topics in an easy to

understand way.
Heard him in person. We have to get the vote out. I've just completed voter registration training and will resister in under served communities.
This, and sending Cordray money is all I can do.

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Response to Ninga (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 08:47 AM

2. Fantastic!

Good for you! I can't fathom four years of being ruled by DeWine.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 08:57 AM

3. DeWine has never gotten over losing his Senate seat to Sherrod Brown.

He wasn't a good Senator, outside of his very conservative views.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 09:41 AM

4. DeWine is a CAREER POLITICIAN and that is his greatest weakness

 

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 10:42 AM

5. "Career politician"

is only an insult when it applies to Democrats, doncha know!

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 10:47 AM

6. That's because too many democrats fear direct confrontations, whether as

 

Candidates or voters, if I had a dollar for every time I heard a democrat or liberal say..."why can't we just all get along", I would own an island somewhere.

DeWine is a career politician, living off the taxpayers and in return gives terrible service for all the people.

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