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PolitiFact: Cordray’s Claim GOP Opponent Is to Blame for Opioid Epidemic Is ‘Mostly False’

PolitFact determined Democratic Ohio gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray’s claim that his Republican opponent is to blame for opioid addiction in the state is “mostly false.”
The Democratic candidate said during a June 4 campaign event and in a new campaign ad that his Republican candidate, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, has contributed to the increase in the state’s opioid deaths.
“Opioid deaths have tripled on his watch and there have been cuts to funds for first responders and people in the community fighting the crisis,” said Cordray, the former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
The fact-checking website determined that while opioid overdose deaths have in fact tripled from 2011 to 2016, according to state health data, it is an “overreach” to say DeWine is to blame for the deaths. PolitiFact’s Amy Sherman pointed out that while Ohio is one of the most heavily affected states in the nation by opioid overdoses, it is

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