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Portman Campaign Releases New Ad Touting Results for Ohio Workers and Families

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Portman for Senate campaign today released "Guarding Ohio Jobs," the campaign's first ad in a series that will highlight Rob Portman's focus on delivering results for Ohio workers and families. In 2011, Gregory Industries, a guardrail manufacturer in Canton, faced possible closure when a competitor hired a lobbyist to effectively eliminate their product through language in federal legislation. Rob Portman stepped in and led the charge to save the company's 125 jobs. The ad, which you may watch by clicking here, will begin playing statewide online today.

"We were dead in the water if Senator Portman hadn't jumped in and helped us out," said Fred Zalenksi, president of Gregory Industries. "He understood what was going on, cut through all the red tape, and got to the heart of the matter and made the situation right. We need more people like Rob Portman in Washington." 

"I was elected to defend Ohio jobs and solve problems, and when you see something wrong, you need to step in and fight to fix it right away," Rob Portman said. "While these 100 jobs might not have meant much to people in Washington D.C., they meant a lot to Canton and to those workers and their families. I will continue to stand up for Ohio jobs and fight hard for Ohio workers."