Battleground Ohio: Obama Lobbied Undecided Democrat on Air Force One
Its no coincidence that President Obama chose to stump for his health care legislation in Ohio on Monday. There are at least seven important undecided Democrats from Ohio including Marcia Fudge.
According to WKYC, Marcia Fudge, who voted for the health care bill in November, is now undecided. Fellow Ohio Democrats Zach Space, Mary Jo Kilroy, Marcy Kaptur, Tim Ryan, Betty Sutton, John Boccieri and Steve Driehaus remain on the fence as well. Ohio is developing as a key battleground state for Obama and his health care bill.
As Air Force One landed at Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport this morning, guess who exited the plane with Obama? Marcia Fudge. Fudge, along with Dennis Kucinich, rode the flight from Washington to Cleveland with Obama. While this may not be inappropriate on its face, it reinforces the public perception that this legislation cannot pass without special favors and backroom deals. This is bill is rotten to the core.
Obama is working every angle, and so must we.