President Trump endorses Mike DeWine for Ohio governor, calls Cordray a 'socialist'

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Updated: May. 9, 2018 at 10:51 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - President Trump tweeted an endorsement for Ohio Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine, and said his opponent Richard Cordray was a "big failure."

Attorney General DeWine beat Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor to win the Republican nomination in Tuesday's primary election by nearly 20 percent.

"Each child deserves that opportunity, to live their version of the American dream. That is what this election is all about," said DeWine Tuesday night.

On the other side of the aisle, Cordray won the Democratic nod. He formerly served as the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He easily defeated former U.S. Representative and Cleveland Mayor Dennis Kucinich by nearly 40 percentage points.

"Here is what we promise: We will help our homegrown businesses now and create jobs in our communities, and we will say 'yes' to progressive polices," said Cordray during his victory speech.

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