Commonsense Conservative For Ohio


Portman for Senate Launches Snapchat Geofilter Surrounding Strickland-Biden Fundraiser

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Today, the Portman for Senate campaign announced it purchased a Snapchat "geofilter" surrounding Ted Strickland's fundraiser with Vice President Joe Biden this morning at the Westin in downtown Cincinnati. Snapchat users in the vicinity of fundraiser will be reminded that Ted Strickland would be just another rubber stamp for the Obama-Biden failed foreign policy agenda. 

"National Democrats are so concerned about Ted Strickland's underfunded campaign that they sent Vice President Biden to Cincinnati to rescue him. This isn't surprising considering Ted Strickland's fundraiser quit and he was twice named a 'Fundraising Loser' by The Hill and The Washington Post," campaign manager Corry Bliss said. "It is clear that whether it is supporting President Obama's dangerous deal with Iran or refusing to condemn the President's plan to close Guantanamo Bay and bring terrorists to the United States, Ted Strickland would be just another rubber stamp for the Obama administration's failed foreign policy agenda." 

An image of the filter is below. Users can snap a picture and place the filter on top of their photos. 

Ted Strickland's failure to garner financial support is well documented:

  • April 8, 2015 -  Ted Strickland: "When I ran for governor, I raised about 20 million. I think this race will be at least as costly.”
  • April 19, 2015 - Ted called “Fundraising Loser” for the first quarter by The Hill
  • July 8, 2015 - Ted Strickland Far Behind in the Fund-Raising Goals Advisers Proposed 
  • July 16, 2015 - Ted called a “Fundraising Loser” for the second quarter by The Washington Post
  • November 19, 2015 - Strickland’s Fundraiser Quits
  • January 13, 2016 - National Journal: Strickland's "fun­drais­ing has already fallen well be­low the early goals"

The Portman for Senate campaign is running an aggressive, 21st Century tech-savvy campaign, which includes these highlights:

  • Last week, the Portman campaign announced its purchase of a Snapchat "geofilter" that reminds users in the vicinity of former Governor Ted Strickland's downtown Columbus campaign office of his awful record as governor. The filter will be active for the rest of the month.

  • The Portman for Senate campaign was the first Senate campaign in the country to sponsor an ad on Instagram. The ad microtargeted students at The Ohio State University during OSU's first home football game. Other Instagram ads were targeted to different Ohio universities.


  • In September, the Portman for Senate campaign launched its Students for Portman coalition with campus coordinators on over 30 college and university campuses across the State of Ohio.
  • The Portman for Senate campaign web videos, Bad Judgment and Dangerous received over one million views.
  • Just yesterday, the Portman for Senate campaign launched locally targeted online banner adshighlighting another collection of former Ohio employers who moved jobs away from the state during Ted Strickland's term as governor.