Ted Strickland, a Democrat running for U.S. Senate in Ohio, accepted more than $22,000 in bundled lobbyist contributions while advocating against the influence of “wealthy special interests” on political fundraising.
The campaign for Ted Strickland, a Democrat looking to unseat Ohio Sen. Rob Portman (R.), called into question the senator’s commitment to drug abuse prevention efforts this week despite Strickland’s own history of slashing funding for drug treatment and prevention.
Ted Strickland, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Ohio who has railed against dark money and outside group spending in elections, is now benefiting from hundreds of thousands of Super PAC dollars spent on ads to attack his opponent.
Ted Strickland lauded his recent endorsement from the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund, the political committee of a green energy group that lobbies against coal-fired power plants.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency under former governor Ted Strickland flagged the official at the heart of the current water contamination crisis in Sebring for negligence and false reporting back in 2009 but allowed him to continue working at the agency despite serious misdeeds.
Comments made last year by Ted Strickland, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Ohio, refute his campaign’s assertions about his change of position on guns, according to Strickland’s competitor.
Sen. Rob Portman (R., Ohio) responded to Ted Strickland’s characterization of him as “the enemy,” suggesting that it indicates the Democratic candidate for Senate would contribute to the “partisan gridlock” in Washington.
A spokesman for Democrat Ted Strickland’s Ohio Senate campaign once said that the former governor had “weak” standing with black voters.
Ted Strickland has raised just over 13 percent of the money advisers said he would need to have by November 2016 in order to defeat incumbent Sen. Rob Portman (R., Ohio) in the Ohio Senate race.