“I’m just trying to be part of the energy at UD,” he said. “These opportunities don’t happen much, and I’m just excited to be a part of it.”
Weasel said he supports DeWine’s small-government philosophy.
“I believe people generally do better when their taxes are lower and they have more money in their own pocket rather than bureaucrats like Richard Cordray and Democrats in general,” he said.
Most of the demonstrators outside Daniel J. Curran Place before the debate were aligned against DeWine.
More than 20 people showed up for a rally organized by For Our Future Ohio and Planned Parenthood Votes Ohio, groups that support Cordray.
Will Smith of Dayton, the regional director at For Our Future Ohio, said DeWine has “already tried to rip at the ACA (Affordable Care Act)” and medical care could be in further jeopardy.
“We realize that if Mike DeWine were to get into office it could be scary for the health care of a lot of Ohioans,” Smith said. “That’s why we are out here supporting women’s rights, supporting the disenfranchised in our community, people that would be in harm’s way if DeWine were to get into office.”
As the debate began, Gadell-Newton and the other members of the Green Party were still on the sidewalk, as the others left to go watch the Democrat and the Republican debate.
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