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)