Wulsin gets endorsements
Victoria Wulsin picked up the endorsements of some influential elected officials in Hamilton County Wednesday. She is running against Indian Hill lawyer Steve Black in a Democratic primary for the second congressional district. Hamilton County Commission President Todd Portune, former Ohio Governor Jack Gilligan, Cincinnati Vice Mayor David Crowley, councilman John Cranley, and councilwoman Laketa Cole endorsed Wulsin at press event Wednesday at Portune’s law office. They said she brings experience to the job and espouses issues that are important to the county.
And, added Gilligan, "she's intelligent. That would be a change!" Wulsin's staffers chuckled, then made sure the comment would be attributed to Gilligan, rather than the campaign.
Portune said Wulsin, is "a true Democrat," and, as a doctor, makes public healthcare a priority. That's important to Hamilton County, which has stepped in to try to fill that gap for its citizens.
Cole said health care coverage issue touches home for her because her aunt recently died of an anuerism. Cole thinks she was misdiagnosed months ago. The aunt had poor health care insurance so her doctors didn't do the appropriate tests, Cole said.
"We don't just want her, we need her, Cole said.
Former Cincinnati mayor Dwight Tillery, former State Rep. Catherine Barrett, Silverton Mayor John Smith and Cincinnati council members Jeff Berding and Cecil Thomas also endorsed Wulsin, but were not at the event, according to her campaign.
Wulsin said she is grateful for the support and hopes, when people see how many local public servants support her, it will translate into voter support at the polls.