Strickland Campaign Statement On Additional Debates

In response to a new Toledo Blade story confirming that “Strickland pushed for more debates with Portman,” Strickland Campaign Spokesman David Bergstein issued the following statement:

“In April Ted called for five debates with Senator Portman in regions across Ohio, and -- as reported by theBlade -- throughout the debate negotiating process we consistently urged the Portman campaign to change their mind and agree to additional joint appearances, including debates in Toledo and Cincinnati. Ted is ready and willing to participate in these additional debates if Senator Portman is. If Senator Portman is afraid to answer for his record of supporting job-killing trade deals, trying to raise the retirement age for seniors and voting for the largest cut to Pell Grants in history, then that will send a clear message to the people of Toledo and Cincinnati as well.”

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