Saying she would “stand up and do the right thing even if when there is a consequence for doing so,” she told supporters not all Republicans in politics are conservatives.
“I’m a little worried about our Republican Party though, especially the folks in Columbus (who are) too willing to go along to get along, too willing to accept the status quo and the establishment, and to allow a coronation of a candidate some may say is inevitable,” said Taylor who has spent more than 11 years in statewide office.
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Taylor, whose two sons are in recovery for drug addictions, called opponent Attorney General Mike DeWine’s decision to join other states to sue the drug companies for the opioid epidemic was “a typical Democratic solution.”
“That’s not going provide any help, hope or healing to anybody suffering through addiction today,” she said.
Estruth, the former CEO of P&G subsidiary iMFLUX, an injection molding technology company in Hamilton, cited DeWine’s 42 years in political office as the main reason why he and Taylor should win the nomination, saying they are the “next generation of conservative leadership.”