Strickland Campaign Releases Digital Ad Featuring President Obama: “Why Was That Ok?”

Spot features President Obama calling out Portman for backing Trump 

COLUMBUS, OH -- Today, the Ted Strickland for Senate Campaign is launching a new digital advertisement featuring President Barack Obama: “Why Was That Ok?

In the spot, President Obama calls out Senator Portman for continuing to support Donald Trump for President for months -- even while Trump attacked minorities, insulted military families, and made fun of disabled Americans. Portman continued to back Trump even after Trump bragged about sexual assault, and only reversed himself in a transparent attempt to help his political ambitions.

Last week, the Strickland campaign released a television advertisement, “This Man,”  featuring President Obama speaking about Ted’s understanding of the struggles facing working families, his record accomplishments for the people of Ohio, and how Ted will bring the same values he’s practiced throughout his life to fighting for working people in the Senate.

“Why Was That Ok?”


The ad will reach targeted voters in Ohio as part of the Strickland campaign’s ongoing six-figure paid online media campaign which features a mix of search, social and digital pre-roll advertising.  


President Obama: Unlike his opponent, Ted Strickland has never supported Donald Trump.

President Obama: I understand that Ted’s opponent has finally withdrawn his support from Donald Trump, after looking at the polling. So I guess it was ok when Trump was attacking minorities, insulting Gold Star moms, making fun of disabled Americans. Why was that ok? 

President Obama: That’s why we gotta elect Ted Strickland to be the next great Senator from  Ohio.


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