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Thursday, October 5

Sup Ct: O'Neill (D) Declines to Seek Blade Endorsement Due To Labor Strife

As if any more proof were needed that Ohio Supreme Court candidate Appellate Judge William O'Neill (D-South Russell) stands by his principles without regard to the consequences, the Toledo Blade reports today that he cancelled his endorsement interview yesterday due to the fact that the newspaper is currently locking out 215 employees in a labor dispute. The announcement was made at a nearby labor hall. The Blade reports that O'Neill was educated as a journalist and was an organizer for the Communications Workers of America and a spokesman and lobbyist for the Ohio Civil Service Employees' Association.

"I cannot accept the endorsement of a newspaper that has locked out 215 of its employees," said Judge O'Neill. "I have no animosity with the newspaper, but you either are or are not from the House of Labor."

I think this man is exactly what Ohio's go-along-to-get-along, don't-rock-the-contributors'-boats Supreme Court needs. Click the blue button on the side bar, or the link below it, to download his FREE flyer and signs, or buy buttons, hats, shirts, and sticker online AT COST.


At 4:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's took guts from O'Neill to stand up for what he believes in.

I heard him at this press conference and it was a refreshing departure from the middle-of-the-road candidates who are scared of their shadows.


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