OHIO

Portman Ad Focuses on Protecting Manufacturing Jobs

State Dems respond, criticize Portman’s support for past trade deals.

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Lisa Hagen
June 19, 2015, 6:06 a.m.

Sen. Rob Port­man’s (R) cam­paign launched on Thursday “a six-fig­ure di­git­al ad buy “¦ that seeks to por­tray him as a fight­er for blue-col­lar work­ers in Ohio.” The video ad “high­lights an epis­ode in which Port­man fought to have lan­guage re­moved from a fed­er­al spend­ing bill that could have driv­en up costs for some Ohio man­u­fac­tur­ing plants. “¦ The Port­man cam­paign says” a sim­il­ar “series” of ads will fol­low.

“Ohio Demo­crats pushed back, blast­ing Port­man for sup­port­ing past trade deals they say have cost the na­tion thou­sands of man­u­fac­tur­ing jobs.” The fast-track au­thor­ity bill that was passed in the House “will now go to the Sen­ate where Port­man’s vote will be closely watched.” (The Hill)

Port­man also ran di­git­al ads in May at­tack­ing former Ohio Gov. Ted Strick­land’s (D) re­cord on out­sourcing as Demo­crats sought to sink Port­man for his Trans-Pa­cific Part­ner­ship sup­port.

JUST LIKE EVERY­ONE ELSE. Cin­cin­nati City Coun­cil­man P.G. Sit­ten­feld (D) was asked “how he could re­late to the middle class as he grew up in a wealthy fam­ily.”

Sit­ten­feld: “I just want to be crys­tal clear about this. I live on my paycheck. I don’t have some flush trust fund at all. I’m liv­ing like a whole lot of people. I live on my paycheck in a mod­est apart­ment with my fiancé. I drive my Chevy Cruze.” (Young­stown Vin­dic­at­or)

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