Lordstown residents skeptical whether visits from politicians will spur change

Lordstown residents skeptical whether visits from politicians will spur change
Lordstown residents skeptical whether visits from politicians will spur change

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - As another big name politician stops in her town, Debbie Wilson says it’s just more of the same, and it’s not helping anyone.

“I think it’s just the exposure for themselves to say, ‘I tried,’” she said.

Lordstown residents skeptical whether visits from politicians will spur change

Sunday, Bernie Sanders spoke at Lordstown High School.

In the last few months, several political figures have made a stop in the town too.

Presidental candidates Beto O’Rourke and Tim Ryan, along with former First Lady Michelle Obama all visited Lordstown in the last few months.

“It’s just a little too late, you know?” Wilson said.

However, some remain are optimistic the political visits may eventually make a difference.

Kathryn Yarnell came to Bernie’s rally with her kids.

“I don’t think that things have gone over the brink yet,” she said.

Dustin Devengencie lost his job at the GM plant last month.

He’s also still hoping for the best.

“I’m glad [Bernie’s] coming out to talk to the people,” he said.

Wilson just doesn’t see it that way, though.

“This is a political thing for him, a feather in his cap more or less, but of no use,” Wilson said.

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