COLUMBUS, Ohio – Today, on the heels of receiving four major union endorsements, the Portman for Senate campaign announced it launched Snapchat geofilters for today's Clinton rally in Cleveland. The filters will remind voters at the rally that over 100,000 union workers and families are rejecting Ted Strickland by highlighting Rob's endorsements from the Ohio Conference of Teamsters - which represents over 50,000 members from across Ohio - and Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) of Ohio - the state's largest law enforcement union representing more than 25,000 members. Rob has now been endorsed by four major unions, the Teamsters, the FOP, the IUOE Local 18, and the United Mine Workers of America, that previously endorsed Ted Strickland.
"We are using Snapchat to remind voters that the Ohio Conference of Teamsters and the Fraternal Order of Police analyzed the records of the two candidates in this race and concluded that Rob is the only candidate they can trust to fight for Ohio workers and families," Portman spokesperson Michawn Rich said. "Republicans, Independents, and even Democrats are rallying around our campaign and we will continue to reach out to voters no matter their political affiliation."
Images of the filters are below. Users can snap a picture and place the filter on top of their photos.
The Portman campaign previously had volunteers passing out flyers at Clinton events in Columbus and Youngstown and signed up over 400 new supporters and received over 100 yard sign requests.
Today, the campaign will also pass out the two-sided flyer below:
Rob has now received the endorsements of the Teamsters, the Ohio FOP, the IUOE Local 18, and the United Mine Workers of America.
In 2006 and 2010, the Teamsters endorsed Ted Strickland.
In 2006, the Teamsters endorsed Ted Strickland for Governor and Sherrod Brown for U.S. Senate
In 2010, the Teamsters endorsed Ted Strickland for Governor, Lee Fisher for U.S. Senate, Richard Cordray for Attorney General, David Pepper for Auditor, Maryellen O’Shaughnessy for Secretary of State, and Kevin Boyce for Treasurer
In 2012, the Teamsters endorsed Sherrod Brown for U.S. Senate and Barack Obama for President.
In 2014, the Teamsters endorsed Ed FitzGerald for Governor, John Patrick Carney for Auditor, Nina Turner for Secretary of State, Connie Pillich for Treasurer, and David Pepper for Attorney General.
The Ohio FOP endorsed Ted Strickland in 2006 and 2010 during his runs for Governor.
The International Union of Operating Engineers endorsed Strickland during his 2006 run for governor.
The United Mine Workers endorsed Ted Strickland in 2006 and 2010 during his runs for governor.