U.S. Attorney Steve Dettelbach.

On Monday, all four current Democratic members of the U.S. House endorsed former U.S. Attorney Steve Dettelbach’s bid for Ohio Attorney General. The endorsements add to the momentum after Dettelbach’s latest campaign finance filing showed $630,000 raised for the period, positioning the campaign for success in 2018, according to a press release..

“I’m honored to have the support of these public servants who work every day to make Ohio a better place. As Ohio Attorney General, I’ll stand shoulder to shoulder with our representatives to take on powerful special interests, keep our communities safe and level the playing field so that every Ohioan gets a fair shot,” Dettelbach said in the release.

Below are quotes from each of the U.S. House members endorsing Dettelbach. Later this week, Plunderbund will publish an exclusive interview with Dettelbach about his campaign for Ohio attorney general.

U.S. Representative Joyce Beatty, OH-03: “I enthusiastically support Steve Dettelbach for Ohio Attorney General. With Columbus and Washington special interests attacks on working families, it’s more important than ever that Ohio has an Attorney General who has the experience taking on tough fights. We know now more than ever how important it is that we have experienced leaders who will look out for working people as our State AGs. And I can’t think of anyone who fits that description better than Steve.”

U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur, OH-09: “I saw Steve Dettelbach in action when he served as U.S. Attorney for Northern Ohio. I know he has the experience to tackle the challenges facing our state. His record working with law enforcement is second to none. I have seen it first-hand with his work from combatting human trafficking to helping clean up the mess from the bank meltdown of 2008. Steve has the right priorities. He’ll use the office of the Attorney General to fight to level the playing field for Ohio families and to ensure that every Ohioan gets a fair shot to get ahead.”

U.S. Representative Marcia L. Fudge, OH-11: “The State of Ohio is in need of strong leadership. It matters who we elect our next Attorney General. We need someone fair, just, and compassionate. That is why I support Steve Dettelbach. Steve is a champion for civil and human rights and has the experience to make our communities safer and the commitment to defend the rights of every Ohioan.”

U.S. Representative Tim Ryan, OH-13: “When Steve was US Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, I watched him lead anti-gang initiatives in Warren and Youngstown, all the while taking on powerful corporations and corrupt politicians from both parties. I know he has what it takes to stand up to the powerful as Attorney General and fight for working Ohioans. I’m proud to support his campaign for Ohio AG.”