COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Yesterday, the Portman for Senate Campaign released a new web ad highlighting Rob’s fight against the prescription drug and heroin epidemic gripping Ohio families. Ohioan Wayne Campbell is featured in the ad telling the story of his son Tyler who lost his battle with addiction in 2011. You may watch the ad by clicking HERE or on the video below.
Here is what they are saying:
Columbus Dispatch: New Portman web ad features Portman's work on heroin abuse
The 30-second ad highlights the story of Tyler Campbell, a 2007 graduate of Pickerington North High School, who died at 23. He was injured while playing football and became addicted to painkillers and later heroin.
In the commercial, Tyler’s dad, Wayne, says addiction “can happen to absolutely anyone.”…
He credits Portman – who recently saw a bill aimed at preventing and treating heroin addiction pass the Senate – with helping address the problem. “Rob Portman isn’t just talking about the situation,” Wayne Campbell said, “He’s getting things done.
Roll Call: Portman's Personal Appeal on Heroin Epidemic Fight
Sen. Rob Portman's campaign to persuade the House to act on the Senate's legislation to combat opioid abuse is becoming part of his re-election campaign, too.
On Tuesday, the Ohio Republican is rolling out a new web ad in an outreach to voters that features a message from Wayne Campbell, a constituent who lost his son Tyler to an overdose of prescription painkillers. Taylor then founded a nonprofit…
"Our mission is to equip communities and our nation with information and resources to help people choose a drug-free life, while providing resources for family members and friends who are involved in the battle against addiction. We are fortunate to have a partner in U.S. Senator Rob Portman."
The Hill: Portman focuses on drug abuse epidemic in new ad
Sen. Rob Portman's campaign is touting the Ohio Republican's work combating the opioid and heroin overdose epidemic in a new ad…
Portman's campaign has focused on his effort to combat the growing drug addiction epidemic as he runs for reelection. The Senate passed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act from Portman and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) earlier this year.
The legislation authorizes funding for programs to combat prescription opioid abuse, in addition to increasing the availability of naloxone, a drug to treat overdose.
Politico Pulse: New Portman Ad Takes on Ohio’s Heroin Epidemic
The ad, which features a grieving father who lost his son to a heroin overdose, launches online across Ohio today. "I don't want to meet any more parents in a grief support group," says Wayne Campbell, who credits Sen. Rob Portman for working to curb addiction in the state.
Politico Morning Score: Trend-Spotting – Portman out with heroin focused web ad
Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman’s campaign is out with a new ad focused on drug abuse. The ad features Wayne Campbell, who lost his son Tyler to a heroin overdose. “Rob Portman isn’t just talking about the situation,” Campbell says. “He’s getting things done.” The ad is part of the Portman campaign’s ongoing digital buy.