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.