December 22, 2021

PHILADELPHIA — As Senator Joe Manchin single-handedly tanks a once-in-a-generation investment in Ohio’s communities with the Build Back Better agenda – including universal pre-k, Medicare expansion, addressing climate change and the extremely popular child tax credit – one Democratic candidate for governor is showering him with praise. 

John Cranley appeared on conservative talk radio on Friday and praised the job Manchin was doing: “Joe Manchin […] is somebody that I think is doing a good job.” 


The remarks come as a slap in the face to millions of Ohioans who continue to struggle with everyday expenses before the holidays and the expiration of the expanded child tax credit on the horizon.

“This is like the Mayor of Whoville giving props to the Grinch,” said John Sweeney, Deputy Director of Communications of 314 Action. “Working families in Ohio deserve to know: is John Cranley against expanding access to affordable healthcare, high-quality preschool, saving the child tax credit, expanding Medicare and addressing climate change for Ohioans?”

314 Action Fund has endorsed Nan Whaley, the Mayor of Dayton, in the primary election.


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