Democrat John Kennedy is running for the Ohio House. In more ways than one.

The candidate set out from his northeast Ohio hometown of Aurora on Friday for a two-day, 142-mile run to the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.

Kennedy, a 52-year-old ultra-marathoner with type 1 diabetes, is using the run and 14 stops along the way to draw attention to the rising costs of insulin and other prescription drugs.

It’s also a way to grab media attention for his underfunded campaign against two-term state Rep. Stephanie LaTourette. She’s the daughter of the late Republican U.S. Rep. Steve LaTourette, who spent a decade in Congress before dying of cancer in 2016.

LaTourette says she also is focused on health care issues, including efforts to expand access to palliative care for cancer patients.

Source: The Associated Press

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