Newspaper Endorsement Count = Portman 15, Strickland 1
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Today, following three key newspaper endorsements from Cleveland, Akron, and Youngstown recently and from Lima, Wheeling, Tiffin, Chillicothe, and Hillsboro this weekend, the Parkersburg News and Sentinel endorsed Rob for U.S. Senate. The editorial highlighted Rob's work to balance the budget, reduce burdensome regulations, protect the Second Amendment, repeal and replace the disastrous Obamacare, and unleash Ohio's energy potential saying that Rob "can do this kind of work for Ohio because he knows how to work with even those who do not always agree with him." Of Ted Strickland the editorial said, "Though Strickland may believe Washington is a land of Liberals vs. the rest of us, Portman has quietly been able to write 45 bills that became law."
The latest endorsement comes after 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" and scroll down to read the Parkersburg News and Sentinel endorsement.
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, and the Parkersburg News and Sentinel have all endorsed Rob for U.S. Senate. For those keeping track Rob has been endorsed by 15 newspapers while Strickland has been endorsed by one.
Rob Portman: Ohio senator deserves your vote
Parkersburg News and Sentinel
October 25, 2016
Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, is “fighting President Obama every step of the way,” in Washington, D.C.
Those words came from his challenger in the race for one of Ohio’s U.S. Senate seats, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland. While Democrat Strickland may have thought he was delivering a zinger to Portman during their most recent debate, Ohio voters were cheering, because they know Portman is fighting Obama on their behalf.
For years, Portman has served Ohio, and the rest of the country, by bringing his mindset as a “deficit hawk” to both the Senate and his roles as U.S. Trade Representative and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget. At every step he has pushed for balanced budgets and accountability, while encouraging government to remove barriers to economic development.
Ohioans can appreciate Portman’s desire to repeal and replace Obamacare, his support of common sense protection of the Second Amendment, and his understanding that conventional energy sources like coal and natural gas must still be a vital part of what powers Ohio and the U.S. as we responsibly develop alternative resources and find ways to use less electricity. As a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee he is able to sponsor bills that support all energy workers, rather than kick most of them while they are already down.
Portman can do this kind of work for Ohio because he knows how to work with even those who do not always agree with him. Though Strickland may believe Washington is a land of Liberals vs. the rest of us, Portman has quietly been able to write 45 bills that became law. That is quite a trick in a place as confrontational and confused as Washington.
The Parkersburg News and Sentinel endorses Rob Portman to represent Ohio in the U.S. Senate because Americans — not just those living in the Buckeye State — need his calm approach to government that is fiscally responsible without being heavy handed, and does not believe bureaucrats and politicians always know better than we, the people.