September 11, 2002 at 6:26 PM EST - Updated July 1 at 8:55 AM
CLEVELAND (AP) - Ohio Democratic candidate for governor Tim Hagan spoke on Wednesday to delegates at the Ohio AFL-CIO convention in Cleveland.
He said that it would be his only campaign appearance on a day in which the nation remembered the terrorist attacks of a year ago.
Hagan (pictured, above) is the Ohio AFL-CIO's endorsed candidate for governor.
During his 20-minute speech, he never mentioned Republican Gov. Bob Taft by name, but he made several references to him.
Hagan said that his own hope to be elected "rests squarely on the shoulders of labor." He also invited delegates to join him at a campaign rally in Cleveland on Friday. Former President Bill Clinton is expected to attend.
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