Strickland Launches Appalachian Facebook Ads Highlighting Portman’s Lack Of Connection To the Region

Appalachian resident: “Ted Strickland and that man, what’s his face?”

COLUMBUS, OH -- As Ted Strickland continues his two-day “Working Families First” Appalachian Tour, today the Strickland campaign is launching new Facebook advertisements highlighting the contrast between Ted and Senator Portman’s connection to the Appalachian region.

From David Bergstein, Strickland Campaign Spokesman: “The difference between Ted and Senator Portman when it comes to Appalachia couldn’t be more clear: Ted is the son of a steelworker, born and raised in the region and he’s fighting for working people like the ones he grew up with -- while Senator Portman is the ultimate Washington insider who is pushing the agenda of his rich and powerful friends at Ohio’s expense. Whether Portman is bragging about a drug abuse prevention bill he voted against funding, backing unfair trade deals that have outsourced hundreds of thousands of jobs to places like China, or slashing resources for black lung healthcare, it’s clear Portman has no idea what life is like for Ohio’s working families. In fact, Portman is so disconnected from Ohio after spending decades in Washington, no one in Appalachia even knows his name.”  

The ads will reach voters in the Appalachian region and direct individuals to the Strickland campaign’s website,, a digital hub for Ohioans to learn and share the facts about Ted and Senator Portman’s record on issues that matter to Appalachian residents. The site also features the Strickland Campaign’s new Appalachian-focused digital ad, “Lived It.

See the ads below:



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