COLUMBUS, Ohio – While Ted Strickland certainly made news yesterday, it's probably not what he had in mind for his campaign's reset, which included launching his first television ad a month earlier than planned. Instead, Ted's been confronted with more blowback about his extremely insensitive comments regarding Justice Scalia's death. You may click HERE to listen to the audio of Strickland’s remarks.
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Hot Air: If Democratic hopes of taking back control of the Senate hinge on Ohio, they’d better start looking for Plan B. Former governor Ted Strickland, the Democratic nominee challenging Rob Portman, demonstrated the political skills Monday that made him a one-termer.
AP: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Ted Strickland of Ohio is apologizing for remarks appearing to celebrate the death of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
Toledo Blade: Mr. Strickland has since apologized for his remarks, saying they were "insensitive." The Democratic former governor made them at a labor gathering in Cleveland, apparently in reference to a tied Supreme Court decision earlier this year.
Time: Ohio Senate Candidate Apologizes for Saying Justice Scalia’s Death ‘Happened at a Good Time’
Daily Beast: New audio emerged Wednesday of U.S. Senate candidate Ted Strickland (D-OH) joking that the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death came “at a good time” for union workers.
Ohio Statehouse News: Strickland in Hot Water for Comments on Death of Supreme Court Justice
USA Today: Ted Strickland, the Democratic candidate in Ohio’s tight Senate race, apologized Wednesday for saying that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death came "at a good time."
CBS News: Ohio Democratic Senate candidate Ted Strickland apologized Wednesday for suggesting in a recent speech that the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died "at a good time."
Washington Times: Mr. Strickland, a Democrat, was speaking at an AFL-CIO event in Cleveland Monday when he said Scalia’s death “saved labor” from a major blow in March.
The Week: As American politicians are rapidly proving this week, some jokes are just better left unsaid. That is certainly the case for former Ohio Gov. and Democratic Senate candidate Ted Strickland, who joked to AFL-CIO members on Monday that conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death came "at a good time."
Daily Caller: Dem Senate Candidate Says Praising Scalia’s Death ‘Was An Insensitive Remark’
“In three-and-a-half months we’ll make a decision about who occupies the executive branch, what Party controls the Senate, and growing out of those two decisions will be the future of the United States Supreme Court. My friends, a lot of average citizens out there don’t understand the importance of that court. I mean, the death of Scalia saved labor from a terrible decision. And I don’t wish anyone ill, but, it happened at a good time! Because, once that decision had been made it would have been tough to reverse it. And so, everything that we care about – labor rights, voting rights, human rights, environmental policy – everything we care about will be at risk if a Donald Trump and a Republican Senate can refashion that Supreme Court.”