Roundup: AFSCME endorses Buckler

Published 8:59 am Friday, June 15, 2018

Renacci blasts Brown, ad focuses on trade

PORTSMOUTH — The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Ohio Council 8 and Retiree Chapter 1184 have endorsed Democratic candidate Adrienne Buckler for 90th district of the Ohio House of Representatives.

“Public services and the dedicated employees who provide them are the foundation of a viable and vibrant state and the local communities within it,” AFSCME wrote in it official letter of endorsement. “AFSCME Ohio Council 8 is proud to represent these individuals and we are certain you are as well. The endorsement of your candidacy reflects your commitment to our shared values and concerns.”

AFSCME is the largest trade union of public employees in the United States. AFSCME Council 8 is the union for Ohio’s municipal, county and regional authorities, schools, universities, hospitals, and non-profit workers.

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Buckler, a Scioto County attorney, is active in her community as a board member for the SOLACE organization, a volunteer Legal Advisor for Mock Trial at Valley High School and volunteers her legal skills to a local legal clinic by providing legal assistance to low-income individuals. She has also volunteered with the Scioto County Special Olympics teams, as well as worked directly with students of the STAR Workshop in Portsmouth.

Buckler will face Republican Brian Baldridge for the seat, currently held by Republican Terry Johnson, in the fall.


Renacci campaign says Brown is obstructionist

U.S. Rep Jim Renacci, R-Ohio, who is running for Ohio’s U.S. Senate seat, is criticizing his opponent, incumbent U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, for his opposition to judicial nominations by President Donald Trump.

Renacci’s campaign said leaders in the state, such as Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, have announced they will support Trump’s nomination of two Ohioans for the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. They said Brown “Immediately announced his plans to oppose the nomination.”

“Sherrod Brown has a proven history of obstructing President Trump’s nominees, only this time, he’s trying to block two qualified and deserving Ohioans from serving on the federal bench,” Leslie Shedd, senior communications advisor for Renacci for Senate, said. “Ohio needs a Senator who will work to get things done – not another career politician who plays politics with the federal courts.”

Renacci has represented Ohio’s 16th congressional district since 2011.


Brown focuses on trade in new ad

COLUMBUS — Friends of Sherrod Brown released a new TV ad, “For Ohio,” on Tuesday, which focuses on the Democratic incumbent U.S. senator’s stance on jobs and trade.

The group says the spot highlights Brown’s record of protecting Ohio jobs and standing up against trade deals like NAFTA and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

“No one has been a stronger voice for Ohio workers than Sherrod Brown, and they know Sherrod will never stop fighting for them when bad trade deals threaten their jobs,” Rachel Petri, spokesperson for Friends of Sherrod Brown, said. “This election will come down to whom Ohio workers can trust to look out for them and their families — and it’s clear that’s Sherrod  Brown.”

Brown was first elected to the Senate in 2006 and is seeking a third term in office.