Betty Sutton campaigns in Martins Ferry

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Betty Sutton, running mate of Gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray, stopped in Martins Ferry on Tuesday. 

Ohio Representative Jack Cera introduced her to the crowd gathered outside the Martins Ferry City Building.

Cera said Sutton wants to help the working people of Ohio.

Sutton, running for Lieutenant Governor, said she and Richard Cordray will fight to preserve people’s right to health care coverage if they have pre-existing conditions.

She said their opponent Mike DeWine does not.

“If he had had his way, if DeWine had won the lawsuit, insurance companies would be able to discriminate,” Sutton said during her speech. “Take away your health care if you were battling cancer or diabetes or asthma or any kind of pre-existing condition including substance abuse.” 

Sutton added that 4.8 million Ohioans have pre-existing conditions.

She also said Mike DeWine fought to have those protections taken away.

People said protection for those with pre-existing conditions is the most prominent issue in the Ohio governor’s race.

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