Strickland Campaign Statement on Trump Rally and Portman

Trump to rally in Akron today, not yet clear if Portman will attend.

As Donald Trump returns to Ohio today, Strickland for Senate Campaign Spokesman David Bergstein issued the following statement:

“The excuses and elaborate scheduling machinations Senator Portman is employing to avoid appearing on stage with Donald Trump -- the man he trusts with the awesome and destructive power of nuclear weapons -- are equal parts dishonest, cowardly and pathetic. Whenever Trump visits Ohio it’s another reminder that -- unlike Republican Governor Kasich -- Portman is continuing to support the most toxic and divisive presidential nominee in modern history. The truth is if Portman won’t stand up to Trump, he can’t be trusted to stand up for Ohio in the Senate.”

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