In a 55 second video that he recorded for the Dayton Daily News, Rob Klepinger, theÂ Democratic candidate seeking election to congress to represent Ohio’s 10th District, says he decided to oppose the incumbent Republican Mike Turner, because he “got tired of yelling at the TV.” Klepinger has taught chemistry in a local public high school for 20 years. He is 46 years old.Â Here is a transcript of his video:
Hello. My name is Robert Klepinger and Iâ€™m running for congress. I won the Democratic Primary of May 6 and Iâ€™m your candidate for Ohioâ€™s 10th Congressional District. Iâ€™m running for congress because I got tired of yelling at the TV. I have no money to spend. I donâ€™t even have the support of my own teacherâ€™s union.Â I have no corporate sponsors. Iâ€™m just here to support the 720,000 people who live in our district. If elected I will work tirelessly to bring in better and higher paying jobs. I will work to reduce the interest on college student loans and I also will want to fight to increase the minimum wage. When the government was closed this last time, my opponent couldnâ€™t even cooperate with the speaker of the house from his own party to reopen the government. I will work to cooperate. You must cooperate to legislate. Please vote for Rob Klepinger on November 4.
The 10th District includes all of Montgomery and Greene Counties and part of Fayette County.