Strickland Campaign Launches New Website Address For Portman:

COLUMBUS, OH — Today, the Ted Strickland for Senate campaign is releasing a new, more accurate website address for Sen. Rob Portman’s campaign site:

“ is the perfect website name to more accurately reflect Senator Portman’s long and unabashed support for unfair trade deals that have outsourced hundreds of thousands of good paying Ohio jobs to places like China,” said Strickland for Senate spokesman David Bergstein.  “Whether Portman was voting to grant China Permanent Most Favored Nation Status, opposing anti-currency manipulation legislation or failing to crack down on unfair Chinese steel imports, the truth is that Portman is the best senator that China’s ever had -- and now the name of his website can helpfully reflect his real record.”

The URL address will direct to Portman’s website starting today.

See the facts for yourself:

  • CQ: Portman Is A “Dedicated Outsourcer.” [CQ Today, 3/17/05]

  • Portman Voted To Grant China Permanent Most Favored Nation Trade Status. [CQ, 5/24/00; H.R. 4444, Vote 228, 5/24/00]

  • World Trade Review: Portman Said Legislation To Crack Down on Chinese Currency Manipulation Was “Counter-Productive.” [World Trade Review, 1/15/05]

  • PolitiFact: Under Portman Trade Deficit With China Increased By 21 Percent. [PolitiFact, 9/9/10]

  • Associated Press: Portman “Didn't Fare Particularly Well In Stemming China's Trade Advantage” As The U.S. Trade Representative. “He didn't fare particularly well in stemming China's trade advantage, either. Under Portman's watch, the U.S. trade deficit with China soared by 25 percent in 2005, and the next year it climbed more than 15 percent.” [Associated Press, 8/30/12]

  • Trade Expert: Portman “Not Particularly Forceful” Against China. “Daniel Ikenson, a trade policy expert at the libertarian Cato Institute, said [Rob] Portman’s record was not particularly forceful on the China trade front or others.” [Cincinnati Enquirer, 6/22/12]


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