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Husted, Sprague rally Logan County GOP (Audio & video included)

Tina HustedTwo keynote speakers were featured at the Logan County Republican Spring Rally at the Winner Harvest Barn Thursday evening.

Tina Husted, wife of lieutenant governor candidate Jon Husted, spoke about the campaign and key issues facing Ohioans.

Husted, who's a Christian, touted her small town roots. She grew up near Bucyrus in Crawford County.

She encouraged us “to put down our devices” and talk and listen to people with respect.

Tina stressed that her husband and gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine offer the ticket that can win in November.

She said that both candidates are grounded leaders who love their families and their state.

Husted said drug addiction and a workforce shortage are the two biggest issues in our state.

Finally, she stressed Ohio's motto - “With God, all things are possible.”

Watch a portion of Husted's speech.

Listen to Husted recap her stop in Logan County.

Robert SpragueState Representative Robert Sprague (R-Findlay) is running for state treasurer.

He said this election is key for Republicans and he called for the party to unify.

Sprague said our state's future is at stake.

He stressed four principles: Be action oriented, love your country, love your family, and be fiscally conservative.

Sprague said numbers show that Republican leadership has worked.

Nearly eight years ago, Ohio had an $8 billion budget shortfall, 11 percent unemployment, and had lost 350,000 jobs.

He said the party has spearheaded many improvements since then.

Ohio now has its lowest taxes since 1981.

The state has reformed the bureau of workers' compensation and created JobsOhio.

Sprague, like Husted, said the two pressing issues are the heroin epidemic and the workforce gap/skills gap in Ohio.

He noted that finding skilled, drug-free workers is the Number 1 issue for employers across Ohio.

Sprague said 53 percent of the jobs that pay over $100,000 per year do not require a college degree.

He said welders coming out of high school start at $60,000 per year and electricians can earn $70,000 in their first year.

Sprague said schools need to train our youth for these in-demand positions.

He is also calling for financial literacy education in schools.

Listen to Sprague recap his speech.

Early voting started this week.

The primary election is May 8th.

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