Banner Ads and Website Launched to Highlight Strickland's Record on Cleveland
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Today, the Portman for Senate campaign launched TedOnCleveland.com and released banner ads promoting the website that will run in Cleveland through the November 8th election.
Yesterday, the campaign released "Cleveland's Biggest Enemy," the first in a series of online ads that will run in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention. The campaign is spending more than $100,000 on the series, with the second ad debuting later this week. You may click here to watch the ad.
"In honor of Cleveland hosting the RNC, we are continuing to highlight Ted's awful record for Cleveland when the area lost more than 76,000 jobs on his watch," Portman spokesperson Michawn Rich said. "From the tremendous job losses to telling Ohioans that 'Cleveland's biggest enemy is Cleveland,' it is clear that Ted Strickland was the worst governor for Cleveland in a lifetime."
Following Strickland’s 2010 defeat, he blamed his loss on voters in the Cleveland area, who he believed were not appreciative of his efforts. He also charged that “Cleveland’s biggest enemy is Cleveland.” "Cleveland’s biggest enemy is Cleveland” (Plain Dealer, December 21, 2010)
Brent Larkin wrote "Strickland is, by no small margin, the worst governor for Cleveland in my lifetime. ... A great many corporate and political leaders think Strickland has been horrible for Greater Cleveland..." (Brent Larkin, Plain Dealer, June 28, 2009)
While Ted was governor, the Greater Cleveland area lost more than 76,000 jobs. (OhioLostJobs.com; Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 3/25/16)