COLUMBUS, Ohio – Today, the Portman for Senate campaign released new online display ads highlighting Rob's Ohio newspaper endorsements on the home pages of over 20 Ohio newspapers. The display ads use quotes from each newspaper's endorsement of Rob, highlighting why Ohio cannot afford a return to Ted Strickland. For those keeping track, Rob has been endorsed by 21 newspapers while Strickland has only been endorsed by two - including one student newspaper.
Below are some examples of the new web ads:
So far, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Crain's Cleveland Business, the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Columbus Dispatch, the Courier, the Akron Beacon Journal, the Youngstown Vindicator, the Martins Ferry Times Leader, the Highland County Press, the Lima News, the Wheeling Intelligencer, the Tiffin Advertiser Tribune, the Chillicothe Gazette, the Times Gazette, the Parkersburg News and Sentinel, the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, Call & Post, the Minority Communicator Newspaper, the Canton Repository , the Marietta Times, and the Herald-Star have all endorsed Rob for U.S. Senate.
Yesterday, the Portman for Senate campaign released its latest TV ads, "Endorsed," highlighting Rob's 19 endorsements from all major newspapers in Ohio that have endorsed in this race, including several that previously endorsed Ted Strickland. Separate ads are airing in the Columbus and Cleveland markets highlighting the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Columbus Dispatch endorsements. Of the 23 newspapers that have endorsed in Ohio's race for United States Senate, 21 have endorsed Rob.
The Columbus ad may be viewed here:
The Cleveland ad may be viewed here:
Last month, the Portman for Senate campaign released its latest web ad, "Newspapers Agree," highlighting this month's endorsements of Rob by (in chronological order) the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Columbus Dispatch, the Akron Beacon Journal, the Youngstown Vindicator, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The Akron, Youngstown, Cleveland, and Columbus papers previously endorsed Strickland for governor and some endorsed Rob's Democratic opponent in 2010. The newspapers highlighted Rob as a "superior candidate," pointing to his record of results for Ohio, including his work to combat both the heroin epidemic and human trafficking, as well as Strickland's failure to "offer his own clear road maps," saying "it's hard to believe Strickland could make a difference in the Senate." You may click HERE or below to watch "Newspapers Agree."