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Bernie Sanders’ bid for president nomination comes to Ohio

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at an Ohio workers town hall meeting, Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Warren, Ohio.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at an Ohio workers town hall meeting, Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Warren, Ohio. AP Photo

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders has brought his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination to Ohio, focusing on workers' rights among other issues.

Sanders participated in a town hall meeting Sunday at Lordstown High School in Warren where he discussed a need to fight against unfair trade deals that undermine workers' wages and enrich CEOs and the importance of rebuilding and strengthening unions.

Sanders told a crowd of several hundred people that if elected president, he would freeze government contracts to companies who shut down American factories to outsource jobs to lower-paying countries.

Sunday's event was held not far from the now-idled Lordstown plant where General Motors had produced the Chevy Cruze sedan. GM closed the plant last month, saying it was responding to consumer demand for larger vehicle types.

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