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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

OH: Obama focuses on equal pay, faults GOP on economy in Ohio stop

7:36 PM

Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama hit McCain and his running mate on opposing equal pay legislation during a campaign stop in New Philadelphia, Ohio that focused on women's issues.

From the Cleveland Plain Dealer
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama criticized Republican John McCain and his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, for not supporting equal pay legislation that would guarantee women the same paycheck as men when they perform the same work.

"These are the type of fights we need to engage in," Obama said at a small rally in New Philadelphia, Ohio.

Obama made no other mention of Palin, who addresses the Republican National Convention in St. Paul this evening. He claimed Palin believes equal pay provisions are not necessary because the pay difference can be attributed to the difference in education.

"The facts are not on their side," he said.
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Obama also criticized speakers at the Republican National Convention, accusing them of ignoring the economy in their speeches last night.

The Obama campaign released this video snippet of his visit:


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