Statement from Cleveland City Councilman Terrell Pruitt:

 “Governor Strickland has incredibly strong support from the African-American community in Cleveland and across Ohio. We remember when Ted championed programs like Closing The Achievement Gap to specifically help young African Americans graduate high school, prepare them to pursue opportunities throughout their lives and achieve their dreams. We are looking forward to sending Ted to the Senate so he can continue fighting for Ohio’s African American communities and working families across the state." 

The original inaccurate Politico story has been updated to reflect that Black Lives Matter has not endorsed Senator Portman. See also: 

Cleveland.com: Black Lives Matter has endorsed Rob Portman. (No, not really)

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