GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Mary Taylor Says Family Comes Before Politics

Jul 27, 2017

Taylor says she missed the event because she was traveling with her son.
Credit ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor of Green says she’s still in the race for governor next year, though over the weekend she missed the largest statewide party event before the May primary.

All four Republican candidates for governor were on the program to speak at the GOP state dinner, but as Mary Taylor was to take the stage, it was announced that she couldn’t be there. Taylor says she was traveling with her son.

“I have always placed my family as the highest priority, and it’s hard to pick and choose at times, but this was something that had been planned for a long time.”

But Taylor says no one should infer from this that she’s dropping out.

“I’m in this race to win, and it’s ‘governor or broke’, how about that? Isn’t that what you say? It’s ‘governor or broke.’”

Taylor would face a four-way primary against Congressman Jim Renacci, Secretary of State Jon Husted and Attorney General Mike DeWine.