At the only debate in Ohio’s 7th Congressional District race, the candidates collided on the expected issues including healthcare, tax cuts and national security, but the killing of 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh last week came up as well.
Ohio’s 7th Congressional District runs solidly red through a wide swath of largely rural Northeast and Central Ohio. But for the first time, a well-funded Democratic opponent with a compelling personal story is taking on the GOP incumbent.
A congressman from Massachusetts spent part of this weekend campaigning for a would-be congressman from Northeast Ohio. The link is that they’re both Democrats, both Ivy League grads and both vets of America’s most-recent wars. We talked with the two about the increasingly visible role of veterans in this year’s elections.