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National and state Dems focus on getting out the vote and the message in states like Ohio
Gaspard hopes for "ripple effect" from the message of Ohio's manufacturing resurgence
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Mark Urycki
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Ohio delegates at the Democratic National Convention heard from their own state elected officials and from national leaders today. But the message was the same: They must get out the vote. 

The head of the Democratic National Committee, Patrick Gaspard, told the Buckeyes to spread the word that manufacturing has rebounded under President Obama.

GASPARD tries to energize Ohio

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“When you guys go out there and talk about the ways in which this president has pushed up American manufacturing for the first time since the mid 1990s, when you talk about the ways in which he bet on the American worker and saved the iconic automobile industry and 1.4 million jobs up and down the supply chain in your state while the other guy was saying, ‘Let that  industry go bankrupt,’ when you go out there and have that conversation, it’s going the ripple out into Michigan, it’s going to ripple into Wisconsin."

Gaspard added, “No pressure, Ohio, but it’s all on you.”


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