SANDUSKY COUNTY — Over a year after the closure of the GM Lordstown plant, and the subsequent loss of more than 8,000 jobs, Donald Trump is visiting the Whirlpool Plant in Clyde, OH to pretend his administration’s economic and trade policies have been acceptable for Ohio’s workers. The reality is that President Trump and Jim Jordan have been a disaster for Ohio and the 4th Congressional District. This failure stems from Trump’s policies, supported by Jordan, that only help millionaires and corporations—not hard-working Ohioans.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a manifestation of the lack of leadership in the White House and Ohio’s 4th Congressional office. Since April, Ohio’s manufacturing sector has seen a loss of 100,000 jobs. Despite notable job growth in June, Ohio stands at 44,000 less jobs than in August 2019. Ultimately, there are 44,000 Ohio working-class people who are potentially without health coverage as a result of this failed leadership.
“What we need right now is a President who is going to fight to bring jobs back, not only to the county but to Ohio as well. We need a representative in Washington who is going to push the President to bring jobs to their district,” said Shannon Freshour, candidate for Ohio’s 4th Congressional District, currently represented by Congressman Jim Jordan. “What we do not need is what we have now: a President whose interests are himself and the wealthy, and a Congressman who supports him without regard for his own constituents.”
Turning blue for President Obama in 2012, but red for Trump in 2016, Sandusky County, Ohio has proved to be a swing county, comprised of workers who desire proper representation in elected office. We need to build an economy that brings everyone along — one that works for the middle class, not just the wealthy and well-connected. As Congresswoman, Shannon Freshour will stand up for her constituents in the 4th district, not encourage the President to dictate the future and livelihoods of Ohio’s working-class for his own personal interests.
MARYSVILLE, OH — Jim Jordan faces growing opposition at home. In a sign of what’s coming for Jordan this cycle, the Shannon 4 Ohio Committee announced today it raised more than $260,000 from 12,500 donors in the fourth quarter fundraising drive. The average online contribution was $20.20 and more than 96% of donors gave less than $50.
Following Jordan’s defense of President Trump, Freshour quickly amassed a digital army of almost 165k followers on Twitter, much higher than most elected Congresspeople. She has gained followers from national journalists, progressive activists, environmental champions, college students, faith leaders and some of America’s most respected elected leaders.
“Every day I get to see how much this fight means to our district and to our nation. I am inspired by our shared effort to return sanity, stability, honor, and integrity to our Congress. I truly believe that our united power will propel us on to victory.
Here in America, the facts still matter and we all stand together. I am so incredibly proud of this campaign’s success in such a short period of time. I am thankful to the thousands of individuals who have stepped up to give what they can and to ensure we are going to have the broad coalition of low dollar donors to help us get our message out and to win.
I am grateful for each person’s support, in whatever why they offer it. From donations to sharing and signal boosting social media posts, and offering words of encouragement, I am indebted to each person’s generosity and commitment to our effort.” Shannon Freshour said.
Shannon Freshour is running to represent the people of the 4th Congressional District in Ohio. Shannon’s grassroots campaign is funded by small dollar donors, with over 96% of the donations made online being under $50. The average donation to the campaign, fittingly, is $20.20. For more information on her campaign please visit www.Shannon4Ohio.com