For Immediate Release: Tuesday, July 10, 2018

SENATOR KAMALA D. HARRIS ENDORSES STEVE DETTELBACH FOR OHIO ATTORNEY GENERAL

STATEWIDE—TODAY, Democratic Senator Kamala D. Harris, former Attorney General of California, endorsed Steve Dettelbach for Ohio Attorney General.

Senator Kamala Harris released the following statement:

“Right now, the rule of law is under attack and electing strong Attorneys General across the country matters more than ever. That’s why I’m endorsing Steve Dettelbach for Ohio AG.

“As a fellow career prosecutor, Steve has shown his commitment to keeping Ohio families safe by holding bad actors accountable – from violent offenders and human traffickers, to special interests who try to rig the system.

“Steve is a tireless advocate for justice and equality and has made that clear as US Attorney of Northern Ohio. I’m proud to endorse Steve Dettelbach in his race to become Ohio’s next Attorney General.”

Upon learning he has Senator Harris’ support, Steve Dettelbach issued the following statement:

“Having the endorsement and support of Senator Harris is a deep honor. Senator Harris has led the charge on public safety and civil rights as a federal prosecutor, including as a District Attorney, Attorney General of California, and now, in the United States Senate.

“As Attorney General, Harris showed Californians and the country time and time again that she was unafraid to hold every person, no matter how powerful, accountable. Relentless in the pursuit of justice, Harris stood up for those who are marginalized and gave voices to society’s most vulnerable. She prosecuted transnational gangs that exploited women and children and trafficked drugs and guns. She worked hard to crack down on big corporations who broke the rules in order to defend the rights of consumers.

“I am humbled by the endorsement of Senator Kamala Harris. I look forward to watching her excel in the Senate by fighting for what matters to hard-working people and their families. With her endorsement, I look forward to continuing my campaign to fight for our shared beliefs and principles right here in Ohio.”

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Steve Dettelbach, the Democratic candidate for Ohio Attorney General, is a former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio and career federal prosecutor.