The Company He Keeps: Ted Kennedy Visits Ohio in Support of Hagan

U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass made his second visit to Ohio in support of Democrat Timothy F. Hagan's battle to unseat Gov. Bob Taft.

"I, for one, am tired of playing defensive ball,'' Kennedy told a cheering crowd of 500 United Auto Workers at a convention in Huron, 100 miles north of Columbus on Lake Erie. "I want to see Tim Hagan elected governor so labor can go on the offensive.

Kennedy also visited Cleveland for a breakfast Thursday with community and religious leaders, followed by a stop at the United Auto Workers convention in Huron. He also appeared at a private fund-raiser for Hagan.

Hagan, former chairman of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party, has been a longtime friend of the Kennedy family. He is godfather to Kate Kennedy Townsend, granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Read the whole story in the Toledo Blade.

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