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Stivers, Turner Back DeWine

Mary Taylor says she won’t support DeWine if he’s the nominee.

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Zach C. Cohen
Feb. 9, 2018, 10:57 a.m.

Reps. Steve Stivers (R-15) and Mike Turner (R-10) endorsed state Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) on Thursday. (release)

Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor (R) told WWGH-FM that “she would not support … DeWine … if he prevails in their race for the Republican nomination.” She referred to him and his running mate, Secretary of State Jon Husted (R), “the career politician status quo establishment ticket” and “out of touch.” (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Taylor told the GOP state central committee that DeWine “a creature of that Establishment. A shill for the entrenched special interests and lobbyists who stalk the halls of the statehouse looking for a handout. He’s a career politician who has been on the state ballot in each of the last five decades, and has a liberal voting record as long as the line of babies he has kissed and hands he has shook. After 42 years on the public dole, he is soft on protecting your second amendment rights, soft on getting conservative judges appointed, and soft on immigration.” (release)

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