Husted, a Republican, is running with Mike DeWine against Democratic opponent Richard Cordray for governor. DeWine has been the Ohio attorney general since Jan. 10, 2011.
While in Norwalk at the new Republican headquarters on Benedict Avenue on Tuesday morning, Husted said there is “a stark difference” between the campaigns.
“Richard Cordray has made promises he can’t keep,” the secretary of state said. “He proposed $5 billion in new spending.”
If that’s the case, Husted said households will either see a $1,100 increase in taxes or Cordray won’t be able to follow through with his campaign promise.
Norwalk Mayor Rob Duncan, the head of the Huron County Republican Party, said he was honored to introduce Husted, whom he considers not just a personal friend, but a friend of the county who wants to know what’s happening.
“He calls; he asks questions,” Duncan said.
Husted considers this election a close race.
“The last time this happened was in 2010 … when Ted Strickland and Richard Cordray were running the place,” he said.
Husted boasted about what’s been accomplished “under Republican leadership” — a balanced budget, cut taxes and a 4-percent unemployment rate. The secretary of state said Ohio has become a place of hope and DeWine wants it to be “an economic powerhouse” where students can be ready for college and “live the American dream.”
“That’s the difference between where we were and where we are now,” Husted said.