Connie Pillich Joined On Campaign Trail By Former Pennsylvania Governor

Jan 30, 2018

Ohio Democratic governor candidate Connie Pillich has hit the campaign trail with former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell.

Rendell joined the former state legislator Tuesday as she shook hands with customers at Tommy's Diner in Columbus.

Rendell, a former Democratic National Committee chairman, said he supports Pillich because of her leadership abilities. He also predicted heavy female turnout this year, which he said will help her as the only woman in the Democratic primary.

Pillich is running with Scott Schertzer, the mayor of Marion and president of the Ohio Municipal League, as her lieutenant governor pick.

In the five-way primary, Democrat and former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Richard Cordray picked up support Tuesday from second-term Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley.

Other Democrats in the race are ex-U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, state Sen. Joe Schiavoni and former Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O'Neill.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine faces Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor in the GOP primary.