(Aug. 2, 2018) “When I began my campaign for Ohio House Representative in District 6, I never imagined my effort would be acknowledged by former President Obama. I was simply focused on what was happening around me and wondering how I would explain it to my children when they got older. In fact, my decision to run was made while my wife was pregnant with my now seven-month-old son, and I watched in disbelief as Congressional Republicans stood on the White House lawn and congratulated themselves for delivering massive tax cuts to the uber wealthy at the expense of future generations – my children’s generation and beyond.
This November, we have an opportunity to bring balance back to the Buckeye State by ending the super majority held by Republicans in Columbus. Words can’t begin to describe what the endorsement from our former president – a personal hero of mine – means to me and my whole campaign team. Thank you, President Obama. We will do you, and our fellow Ohioans, proud.”
Statement from Phil Robinson, Democratic candidate for Ohio House District 6 in southeast Cuyahoga County in response to receiving a campaign endorsement from former President Barack Obama.