New Video: Strickland Barnstorms Ohio, Opposing Terrible Trade Deals

During 3-day 8-city tour Strickland highlights how Portman is the best senator China’s ever had

COLUMBUS, OH -- Today the Ted Strickland for Senate campaign is releasing a new web video highlighting Strickland’s recent three-day, eight-city “No More Terrible Trade Deals Tour.”  

During the Tour, Strickland spoke with workers and outside companies that lost jobs to foreign outsourcing following the passage of unfair trade deals supported by Senator Portman --  highlighting the contrast between himself and Senator Portman on trade policy and protecting Ohio jobs from being shipped overseas. Strickland held events in Toledo, Lima, Dayton, Columbus, Cincinnati, Youngstown, Cleveland and Akron.



And here’s what they’re saying about Ted’s Tour:

Toledo Blade: Strickland hammers Portman on trade. ”Standing on the site of a former factory in Toledo, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Ted Strickland pressed his case Wednesday that U.S. Sen. Rob Portman’s longtime support for international free-trade deals has been bad for Ohio’s economy.”

WTOL Toledo: Strickland Calls For No More Terrible Trade Deals.Ted Strickland is in Toledo, he is running for Senate and his message to Northwest Ohio: more jobs for our community.”

WTVG Toledo: Strickland Promotes Plan To Protect American Jobs. “Today Strickland talked trade as he visited the former Textileather site. Strickland says he wanted to highlight that more than 300 jobs that used to be there were outsourced overseas. He’s also promoting his plan to protect jobs here in the U.S.”

WLIO Lima: Ted Strickland Stops in Lima to Talk Unfair Trade Deals. “It's part of his three-day 'No More Terrible Trade Deals Tour' to compare his stance on trade deals, to those of Ohio Senator Rob Portman. Strickland says that Portman has supported several unfair trade deals with China.”

Dayton Daily News: Strickland Hammers Portman On Trade Record. “Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland on Wednesday denounced “unfair” U.S. trade deals that he said have cost American jobs and blamed his opponent, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, for voting in favor of eight trade deals.”

WHIO: Strickland Speaks At Old Dephi Plant. “Strickland brought his ‘No More Terrible Trade Deals Tour’ to the former Delphi plant site on W. Third Street.”

Local 12 Cincinnati: Strickland Says Portman The Best Senator China’s Ever Had. “Ted Strickland says Senator Rob Portman is the best senator China ever had...Strickland was in Cincinnati today saying trade is one of the key issues in the 2016 race.”

Columbus Dispatch: Strickland Vows Tough Trade Stance To Protect Jobs. “The U.S. Senate candidate used the backdrop of the one-time Alcatel-Lucent plant on the Far East Side to claim he and his opponent, Republican incumbent Rob Portman, have stark differences on trade.”

WKBN Youngstown: Ted Strickland stops in Youngstown for Senate campaign tour. “Strickland was surrounded by a few of his supporters across the street from the Parker Hannifin site. There, he called current Senator Rob Portman, ‘the best senator China has ever had,’ saying Portman has a record for voting for unfair, job-killing foreign trade deals, including opposing cracking down on unfair Chinese steel imports.”

WFMJ Youngstown: Portman Is The Best Senator China’s Ever Seen. Ted Strickland “is saying no more terrible deals across Ohio. He says he will stand up for working class Ohioans by opposing trade deals that could export American jobs.”

Strickland’s Ohio Families First Plan calls for enhanced transparency and stakeholder involvement in trade negotiations by requiring that the draft of any trade deal be made public 90 days before Congress votes to authorize Fast Track Authority, and for a period of public comment to precede any vote. In the U.S. Senate, he will continue opposing unfair trade deals and any new efforts by China to gain additional protections, like Market Economy Status.

Senator Portman has been called 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 anti-Chinese-currency manipulation legislation “counter-productive.” Additional information about Portman’s record on trade is available at


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