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Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley Announces Her Bid For Governor

A fourth Democratic contender has entered the ring.

Nan Whaley, the democratic mayor of Dayton, has officially announced her bid for governor. Much of her campaign seems to center around job creation and Republican mismanagement. She railed against Governor John Kasich’s policies, stating “Republicans have run things in Columbus for 25 years, and they’ve run this state into the ground. The Ohio Miracle is the Ohio Mirage.” The “Ohio Miracle” she makes reference to, is a narrative created by Kasich, that paints a pretty picture of miraculous statewide job growth that many say is simply not true.

Another passionate platform from the Dayton mayor is the Ohio opioid epidemic. “Politicians have been standing idle on the sidelines too long,” she says, “watching the heroin epidemic ravage our communities and destroy lives, families and loved ones.” She holds big pharma as a culprit for much of the crisis, calling on them to take responsibility in helping the state address the issue.

Mayor Nan Whaley will be the fourth Democratic contender to officially announce her governor’s bid.  She joins the likes of Senator Joe Schiavoni, former state Representative Connie Phillich, and U.S. Representative Betty Sutton. Things are looking equally stacked on the Republican side with U.S. Representative Jim Renacci, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, and Lt. Governor Mary Taylor all officially vying for the Republican nomination. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is also expected to toss his hat into the ring.

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