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Sutton on Issue 2
Congresswoman sees its defeat as a referendum on Gov. Kasich, too
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


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Political pundits are already looking at Issue 2’s defeat as a hint of what may be at play in next November’s election.  WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia spoke with Congresswoman Betty Sutton about what she thinks voters are saying in their defeat of the severe limits Issue 2 would have put on public employee unions.

Sutton on Issue 2

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Democrat Betty Sutton’s congressional district stair steps southeast from Lorain to Barberton.  And it will largely disappear altogether if a new GOP-drawn map overcomes a threatened referendum and takes effect next year.

But Sutton argues that it was another referendum – Issue 2 – that gave voice to a middle-class impatient with such politics.

“We want to make sure that we have a strong middle-class.  That it wasn’t our workers who pushed our economy off a cliff.   And frankly, we’re not going to put all the burden on them, going forward.  Certainly the way to strengthen the state of Ohio is not by weakening our middle class.  So there is no doubt that this is a message I hope that Gov. Kasich hears and understands and takes heed of.”

Issue 2 lost 61to 39 percent. GOP leaders are hinting that they may come back and try to pass portions of the collective bargaining restrictions.
 

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