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DeWine celebrates Hobby Lobby win; Pepper says it's culture wars
National case promises to play out in Ohio's November election
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE BUREAU CHIEF KAREN KASLER


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Karen Kasler
 
Mike DeWine says the case was an important one and his involvement is justified.
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The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case -- which declares some companies don't need to provide contraceptive coverage in their insurance --  was a win for Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. But his fall opponent says Ohio should have never gotten involved.

LISTEN: Kasler on conflicting takes on Hobby Lobby involvement

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Mike DeWine is an avowed opponent of the Affordable Care Act and wrote a brief that was signed by Republican Attorneys General from 19 other states. DeWine said though it was a narrow decision, it was a significant one. 

“Attorney Generals all over the country and throughout recent history in Ohio have joined cases where they thought there was substantial interest at stake, and this certainly was one.”

But DeWine’s Democratic opponent this fall, David Pepper, says this case wasn’t one that the AG, paid by the taxpayers of Ohio, should have weighed in on. 

“To me,  this job is not supposed to be all about politics and ideology, but that’s what Mike DeWine has turned it into.”

There are 30 Hobby Lobby stores in Ohio, but DeWine says he’s uncertain how many other businesses might be affected by this ruling.

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For the sake of our country, our state, and the wellbeing of humanity- people like DeWine and Kasich got to go Ohio!


Posted by: Matthew (Cleveland) on July 1, 2014 9:07AM
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