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A Tale of Two Weeks: Portman Campaign Reaches 2.5 Million Voter Contacts!

COLUMBUS, Ohio – This week, the Portman for Senate Campaign had another impressive week. On Monday, the campaign launched a Snapchat "geofilter" surrounding Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren’s event at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal reminding users that Ted Strickland gets "more progressive by the day" and that he turned his back on Ohio and moved to Washington, D.C. for a $250,000 job lobbying for an anti-coal, pro-tax liberal special interest group. On Tuesday, the campaign launched its seventh coalition with the addition of the Portman for Senate Small Business Coalition. On Thursday, we continued to highlight how Ted Strickland turned his back on Ohio with the release of the campaign’s second radio ad, “Mine Workers.” Finally, the Portman Campaign surpassed 2.5 million voter contacts today. Since May of last year, our incredible team has built an unprecedented grassroots organization through our door-to-door and phone programs.

Meanwhile, Ted Strickland wasn't seen at a public event this week. Enough said.

Here is a review of the week that was:

Monday, June 27th:
The Portman for Senate Campaign launched a Snapchat "geofilter" surrounding Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren’s event at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal reminding users that Ted Strickland gets "more progressive by the day" and that he turned his back on Ohio and moved to Washington, D.C. for a $250,000 job lobbying for an anti-coal, pro-tax liberal special interest group.

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Tuesday, June 28th:
More than 50 Ohio small business owners lined up to support Rob with the launch of the Portman for Senate Small Business Coalition. This is the campaign’s seventh coalition and is chaired by Matt Gregory of Gregory Industries in Canton, Mary Leavitt of the Flag Lady’s Flag Store in Columbus, and Nestor Fernandez of AKKO Fastener in Blue Ash. The group will help advise Rob on policy issues impacting small businesses in Ohio and help spread the word about his efforts to create better paying jobs and opportunity for all Ohioans.

You may click HERE or below to hear more from Matt Gregory:

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Morning Consult: Rob Portman Launches Small Business Group Supporting His Re-Election

Thursday, June 30th
Rob secured the commitment from Finance Committee Chairman Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) to mark up his legislation, the Miners Protection Act, which honors the promises made to Ohio's mine workers, retirees, and their dependents by protecting their hard-earned pensions and health benefits.

The Portman Campaign also launched its second radio ad, “Mine Workers.” The ad details how Ted Strickland turned his back on Appalachia for a $250,000 paycheck lobbying in D.C. for an anti-coal, anti-gun, pro-tax, pro-Obamacare liberal special interest group as well as why the United Mine Workers for America endorsed Rob after supporting Ted in his previous campaigns.

You may click HERE or below to listen to the “Mine Workers” radio ad.

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Here is what they had to say:
Columbus Dispatch: Called “Mine Workers,” the ad reminds voters that Portman received the endorsement from the United Mine Workers of America, which traditionally backs Democrats.

Roll Call: As Portman Launches Ad Touting Miner Endorsement, Pension Proponents See Progress

Washington Examiner: Portman has been keeping Appalachia and Southeast Ohio in the center of discussion for the campaign. Soon after the endorsement [United Mine Workers] came down, Strickland campaigned for two days in the region, which he represented in Congress for six terms.

Morning Consult: On Thursday, the Republican’s campaign told Morning Consult it would begin airing a minute-long radio commercial highlighting its support, an unexpected boost this month from a group that often backs Democrats, such as his opponent, former Gov. Ted Strickland.

Politico: Sen. Rob Portman's campaign is going up with a new radio ad focused on his endorsement from the United Mine Workers. Strickland "has turned his back on Ohio coal country," a narrator says in the ad.

Friday, July 1st:
Today, the Portman Campaign surpassed 2.5 million voter contacts. Since May of last year, our incredible team has built an unprecedented grassroots organization through our door-to-door and phone programs. This summer, the campaign has more than 500 full-time interns who are helping contact voters all across Ohio.

This evening, Rob will participate in 36th annual Red, White & BOOM! Parade in downtown Columbus. More than 300 interns and volunteers who have been instrumental in helping the campaign contact more than 2.5 million targeted voters through its door-to-door and phone programs will walk alongside Rob.

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