Pete Buttigieg lands more Ohio endorsements

by Jeremy Pelzer – Feb 12, 2020 (cleveland.com)

Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has picked up some more endorsements from fellow Democrats around Ohio, including the first openly gay woman to serve in the state legislature.

On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, the South Bend mayor’s campaign announced he has the backing of state Sen. Nickie Antonio of Lakewood, as well as Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin, Columbus City Auditor Megan Kilgore, Jefferson County Democratic Party Chair Frankie DiCarlantonio, ex-Mansfield City Councilman Don Bryant, and Maumee Councilman David Kissinger.

A recent poll showed Buttigieg with slightly more than 6 percent support in the Buckeye State, though that was before his strong showing in last week’s Iowa Democratic caucus.

Buttigieg has already scored a number of endorsements from Ohio Democrats, including Mayors Nan Whaley of Dayton, John Cranley of Cincinnati, and David Berger of Lima, as well as former Ohio Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni, state Rep. Casey Weinstein, and Franklin County Recorder Danny O’Connor, who ran two high-profile (but unsuccessful) congressional campaigns in 2018.

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