Ahead of Portman’s Trade Testimony, Strickland Campaign Releases Digital Ad Featuring Trump


Spot features voice of Trump to highlight Portman’s record of supporting job killing trade deals

COLUMBUS, OH -- Ahead of Senator Rob Portman’s testimony today at the International Trade Commission, the Ted Strickland For Senate Campaign is releasing a new digital ad, “Trump Said It,” -- featuring the voice of Donald Trump to highlight Portman’s decades long record of supporting unfair trade policies that have devastated Ohio’s economy.

“Donald Trump at the top of the Republican ticket is shining a bright spotlight on Senator Rob Portman’s status as the ultimate Washington insider and his decades long, unabashed support for unfair trade deals that have outsourced hundreds of thousands of Ohio jobs to places like China,” said Strickland for Senate spokesman David Bergstein. “Nothing Portman can say today will change his record of backing job-killing trade policies like Permanent Most Favored Nation Trade Status for China, his refusal to crack down on unfair steel imports as Trade Representative -- and the fact that Portman is the best senator China’s ever had. At every turn, Portman has pushed the agenda of the wealthy and well-connected, while Ohio’s working people are paying the price.”  

Portman has been labeled a “Dedicated Outsourcer;” supported 8 unfair trade deals; voted to grant China Permanent Most Favored Nation Status;failed to crack down on unfair Chinese steel imports as United States Trade Representative; and called efforts to stop Chinese currency manipulation “counter-productive.” The Columbus Dispatch wrote that on trade “the voting records of Strickland and Portman are polar opposites.” Additional information about Portman’s record is available at www.BeltwayRob.com.

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