Campaign spending more than $100,000 on online ads in Cleveland this week
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Today, the Portman for Senate campaign released "Cleveland's Fair Share," the second in a series of online ads running in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention. The campaign is spending more than $100,000 on the series. "Cleveland's Fair Share" features Ted Strickland's own comments about Cleveland, saying Cleveland got its "fair share" during his single failed term as governor, despite greater Cleveland losing more than 76,000 jobs on his watch. You may click here to watch the ad.
"After losing his race for governor, Ted Strickland blamed Cleveland and said they got more than their 'fair share' while he was governor, but greater Cleveland lost more than 76,000 jobs on his watch," Portman spokesperson Michawn Rich said. "With all eyes on Cleveland this week, we're reminding voters in Northeast Ohio that they simply cannot afford a return to Ted Strickland, who says Cleveland's biggest enemy is Cleveland."
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.” “We did a lot for Cleveland,” he said. “Cleveland, quite frankly, got more than their fair share." ... "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)