Spot highlights how Portman would let Trump reshape the Supreme Court for generations
COLUMBUS, OH -- As Donald Trump campaigns in Ohio for the first time since losing the Republican primary, today the Strickland for Senate campaign is releasing a new ad in its web video series, “Rob Portman: The Least Known Man In Ohio” -- this time focusing on how Senator Portman would allow Trump to reshape the Supreme Court.
The spots are a play on the popular Dos Equis “Most Interesting Man In the World” commercials and highlight Senator Portman’s chronic lack of name of familiarity with Ohio voters -- the result of Portman spending decades in Washington looking out for the wealthy and well-connected special interests he serves at Ohio’s expense. The first video in the series is available here.
“Senator Portman is the ultimate Washington insider who has spent decades pushing the agenda of his rich and powerful friends -- but Ohioans don’t even know his name,” said Strickland for Senate Spokesman David Bergstein. “Even if Ohioans don’t know who Portman is, they overwhelmingly disagree with his refusal to do his job, uphold his constitutional duties and consider the Supreme Court nominee -- a position that could allow Trump to reshape the Court for generations. Portman may be beloved amongst Washington lobbyists, wealthy special interests and the well-connected, but he’s totally disconnected from the concerns and values of hard working Ohioans.”
Last month, the Columbus Dispatch highlighted Portman’s low name identification, writing that “Rob Portman remains relatively unknown in Ohio,” a trend continued in a recent Quinnipiac poll showing one-in-three voters do not know enough about Portman to have an opinion of him. Earlier this year, the Ohio Democratic Party also released a man-on-the-street style video, “Who Is Rob Portman?” highlighting Portman’s low name identification.