Ohio veteran: Senator Portman, I fought to keep Americans safe. Why won’t you?
COLUMBUS, OH –– Today the Ted Strickland for Senate campaign is releasing a new television ad: “Homeland Security.”
The spot features a testimonial from an Ohio veteran highlighting Senator Portman’s votes against commonsense gun safety measures like comprehensive background checks and stopping suspected terrorists from buying guns -- demonstrating how Senator Portman is pushing the agenda of his rich and powerful friends at the expense of Ohioans’ safety and security. This cycle, the National Rifle Association has spent more money supporting Senator Portman than on all other congressional candidates combined. Strickland has outlined his support for commonsense gun safety measures in this Medium post: “A Commonsense Way To Make Americans Safer.”
The ad closes by reminding Ohioans that Senator Portman has also skipped an incredible 72 percent of his Homeland Security Committee hearings. Previously, the Toledo Blade reported that Senator Portman attended fundraisers on the same day he skipped these Committee hearings, and both Strickland and Ohio veterans have called on Senator Portman to step down from the Homeland Security Committee if he is unable to attend a majority of hearings.
The spot will air in the Cleveland and Columbus media markets starting today.
Veteran: I carried a rifle in Iraq and Afghanistan, so we wouldn’t have to worry about terrorists using them here.
Veteran: But now Rob Portman is blocking commonsense laws to stop terrorists and criminals from getting guns.
Veteran: Senator Portman said no to background checks on all purchases. He even voted to allow people on the Terrorism Watch List to buy guns.
Senator Portman, I fought to keep Americans safe. Why won’t you?
TEXT: Rob Portman missed 72 percent of his Homeland Security hearings.