COLUMBUS, Ohio – Yesterday, the Portman for Senate campaign released its final TV ad of the campaign. The ad was filmed at Annin Flagmakers in Coshocton, the company that made the flags hoisted at Iwo Jima and planted on the moon. "Flag Factory" highlights Rob's fight for Ohio workers and his record of standing up to China and his commitment to always fight for Ohio workers. The $1 million ad is running statewide in every Ohio media market. Here is what they had to say:
Roll Call: Sen. Rob Portman might not have the tough re-election battle that was expected earlier in the cycle, but the Ohio Republican has continued to campaign vigorously across the state and on the airwaves... In the ad, which is running statewide, Portman makes a direct appeal from an American flag factory in Ohio that produced flags used during the Battle of Iwo Jima and the Apollo moon landing.
Columbus Dispatch: Call it “the closer.” Sen. Rob Portman is releasing his final ad of the 2016 Senate campaign, and it’s aimed at arguing that Portman is fighting for Ohio workers. The ad, filmed at Annin Flagmakers in Coshocton, the company that made the flags raised at Iwo Jima and planted on the moon.
National Journal: Portman’s final TV ad features the Republican speaking to the camera from Annin Flagmakers in Coshocton. Portman says “Annin made the flag that was hoisted at Iwo Jima and the one that was planted on the moon,” and today “make eight million flags a year right here in Ohio.” He goes on to say that he’s standing up for workers by fighting “against countries like China when they threaten Ohio jobs.” The ad is backed by $1 million.
Cleveland.com: Portman's campaign, by contrast, announced it's spending $1 million to air its final TV ad of the race in every media market in the state between Thursday and Election Day. The 30-second spot features the senator vowing to "fight back against countries like China when they threaten Ohio jobs."
Toledo Blade: The campaign of Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman today began airing its final campaign ad of his race against Democrat Ted Strickland. At a commitment of $1 million, the ad is running in every Ohio media market... The Portman campaign has churned out more than 20 television ads and spent more than $14 million for airtime, plus another $1 million on YouTube, through Election Day.
Morning Consult: Portman Spends $1 Million on Final TV Spot... Standing on the floor of Annin Flagmakers, an Ohio company that is the nation’s oldest flag maker, the Republican made a pitch for American production jobs in a state that, like much of the Rust Belt and Appalachia, has experienced a decline in manufacturing.
Politico: Portman ends with a positive spot on trade: GOP Sen. Rob Portman’s final ad of the cycle features him talking about an issue that in the past has been one of Democrats’ most damaging lines of attack: trade. While walking through a flag factory in Ohio, Portman says that “people here and workers all across Ohio deserve a fair shot to compete. I'll continue to stand up for them and to fight back against countries like China when they threaten Ohio jobs.”
Be sure to click HERE or on the video below to watch "Flag Factory."
Rob Portman: I'm here at Annin Flagmakers, America's oldest flag company. Annin made the flag that was hoisted at Iwo Jima and the one that was planted on the moon. Today, they make eight million flags a year right here in Ohio. People here and workers all across Ohio deserve a fair shot to compete. I'll continue to stand up for them and to fight back against countries like China when they threaten Ohio jobs. I'm Rob Portman and I approve this message, and I'd appreciate your vote so I can continue to fight for Ohio jobs.