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House Minority Leader Pelosi touts education in Cleveland
The former House speaker says President Obama's win, courtesy of Cuyahoga County, makes expanded education funding a possibility
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi credits Ohio with re-electing President Obama. And she says that opens the door to a better life for the middle class.

At a Democratic fundraiser in Cleveland Sunday, Pelosi thanked the crowd for Obama's 256,000 vote edge in Cuyahoga County, which won him the  tate. Mitt Romney won the rest of the state by 90,000 votes.

The California congresswoman also touted President Obama’s budget and its emphasis on education.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi touts education in Cleveland

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“Nothing brings more money to the treasury than the education of the American people, whether it’s early childhood education, K through 12, higher education, post-grad, lifetime learning," she said. "And that is exactly what is in the president’s budget.”

Pelosi also told the crowd of about 600 people that the country needs to address the income gap and campaign finance reform.
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