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Portman Campaign Releases Second Set in a Series of New Web Ads

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Following Ted Strickland's first week out of the competitive Democratic U.S. Senate Primary, the Portman for Senate campaign today released a second set in a series of locally targeted online banner ads highlighting another collection of former Ohio employers who moved jobs away from the state during Ted Strickland's term as governor.

"Under former Governor Ted Strickland, Ohio ranked 48th in job creation, lost more than 350,000 jobs, and now Ted's low-energy campaign has been labeled as 'invisible' because he's trying to hide from the fact that he has the worst record of any Senate candidate in the country," campaign manager Corry Bliss said. "On the other hand, Rob Portman's a leader on job creation. He wakes up every day ready to fight for pro-growth policies of higher wages and more Ohio jobs."

Background on the job losses featured in the ads:

Dayton, Ohio lost 1,200 jobs when NCR moved to Georgia during Strickland’s term. (CNN, 6/2/09)

Cincinnati, Ohio lost 400 jobs when U.S. Playing Card Company moved to Kentucky during Strickland’s term. (Cincinnati Business Courier, 6/5/08)

Columbus, Ohio lost 50 jobs when Axiobionics moved to Michigan during Strickland’s term. (O&P, 7/8/09)

Deshler, Ohio lost 126 Jobs when Sherwin-Williams Company moved jobs to Maryland. (The Blade, 9/26/10)

Continental, Ohio lost 110 Jobs when New Millenium Building Systems moved jobs to Indiana. (The Blade, 9/26/10)

Upper Sandusky, Ohio lost 100 Jobs when Coupled Products moved jobs to Indiana. (The Blade, 9/26/10)

Monclova, Ohio lost 141 Jobs when JAC Products moved jobs to Michigan. (The Blade, 9/26/10)

Perrysburg, Ohio lost 131 Jobs when ConAgra Foods moved jobs to Iowa and Wisconsin. (The Blade, 9/26/10; ConAgra to Close Two Plants, Cutting 500+ Jobs, “WTOL”)

Maumee, Ohio lost 700 Jobs when the Ford Stamping Plant closed, moving jobs to Michigan. (The Blade, 9/26/10)

Bellevue, Ohio Lost 300 jobs when Allied Air Enterprises moved jobs to South Carolina. (The Blade, 9/26/10)

Bucyrus, Ohio lost 290 Jobs when a Timken Distribution Center closed and moved work to South Carolina. “The Bucyrus Timken Plan announced in October that its Distribution Center would close by the end of 2010. The closing means the loss of 290 jobs. Work done locally will be consolidated with a facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The transfer will happen throughout 2010.” (“Timken to close Bucyrus, Ohio distribution center," Cleveland Plain Dealer, 10/6/09)

Columbus, Ohio lost 60 Jobs when General Products Corporation moved to Indiana during Strickland’s term. (Columbus Dispatch, 7/8/08)