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OH-Gov: At Debate, Blackwell Dodges “We Believe Ohio” Question

October 17, 2006, 8:30 pm | Posted by FPL

During the Ohio Gubernatorial debate between Ted Strickland (D) and Ken Blackwell (R), Ohio Associated Press reporter Julie Carr Smyth asked Blackwell:

“Your campaign is enjoying support from conservative Christian groups who appreciate your message of bringing God back into the public square and your positions against abortion and gay marriage. Simultaneously you have declined to meet with more liberal ministers of We Believe who are trying to infuse differing religious perspectives into this election. Given these facts, why shouldn’t Ohio voters believe critics who say that you are carrying water for the Religious Right?”

Catch the video of Ken Blackwell’s answer as well as Ted Strickland’s response. Question starts about 19:19 into the clip.

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