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Ohio woman claims firing for Obama vote

Published: Wed, February 20, 2013 @ 1:35 p.m.

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio woman says she was fired three days after the presidential election because of her vote for President Barack Obama.

The woman has filed a lawsuit in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court seeking damages starting at $25,000 against Q-Mark Inc. and its president. The Dayton-based company is a manufacturers’ representative business and defense contractor.

The Dayton Daily News reports that Patricia Kunkle alleges that company president Roberta Gentile told employees last year that Obama supporters would be the first to be terminated if he got re-elected.

Kunkle had become a full-time employee of the company in May 2012 and says she never received any negative evaluations or disciplinary action.

The company says she was laid off for economic reasons and cited uncertainty over U.S. defense spending.


1bmanresident(597 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

What is she worried about? Her boy Obama will take care of her. She never has to work again!

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2Tomcat(202 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

What an idiot this woman is. She was forewarned and was stupid enough to tell them who she voted for. I say, good for this company for doing what they say they would do. Thousands of companies have gone belly up because of Hussein our Muslim Dictator. He could care less about the jobs problem. He only cares about his next vacation or game of golf.

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