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Ohio Governor Candidate Ed Fitzgerald Makes Local Visit

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  Original Published: 7/20/2014

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Ed Fitzgerald visited Mansfield on his Hometown Tour to talk about "right-to-work" legislation and the importance of unions. Fitzgerald stopped by the Backroom Bar and Grill on Laver Road for their "Ride to Kill Right to Work" rally, which raised awareness about efforts to destroy collective bargaining rights.

"What people are afraid of is kind-of a sequel to Senate Bill 5," Fitzgerald said. "So in 2011, they had a chance to vote on Governor Kasich's proposals with Senate Bill 5, and they overwhelmingly said no. People have the right to represent themselves and organize themselves, and that's what this rally is about, because there's proposals to do that all over again - in a different way, but similar. So people are rallying early, and I've taken a very strong stand on that issue."

Mansfield is one of many stops in Fitzgerald's Hometown Tour. Other cities the campaign has visited recently include Toledo, Ashland, and Norwalk.

"We're constantly traveling the state," Fitzgerald said. "And we've been doing what we're calling a hometown tour, we're trying to go to - not just Cleveland, Columbus, or Cincinnati, but some of the smaller communities too. They matter, and they've been hit especially hard. They haven't been helped by this administration. So you're going to see us out here in the Mansfield area quite a bit."

   
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