Tonight, Ted Strickland issued the following statement:
“Thank you Ohio Democrats – I am honored to have earned your vote, your trust and your nomination. I am running to fight for Ohio’s working people because that’s where I came from, that’s who I care about and that’s who I will stand up for in the U.S. Senate. Hardworking Ohioans are getting a raw deal: wages are staying flat while costs are rising, unfair trade deals are shipping our jobs to places like China, higher education is increasingly out of reach, and too many worry that retirement is a luxury they’ll never be able to afford. My agenda is to confront these challenges and fight for economic fairness. But Senator Portman has a different set of priorities: at every turn he is pushing the interests of the wealthy Washington power brokers and the well-connected special interests he serves at our expense. This campaign will offer Ohioans a simple choice: Rob Portman is looking out for what’s best for Washington, while I will stand up for the working people of Ohio. "
“I want to thank Kelli Prather and P.G. Sittenfeld for their commitment to public service and for participating in our democratic process. I am confident both Kelli and P.G. will continue to fight for economic and social justice in the years ahead.”
To kick off the general election on Wednesday, Ted will launch a three-day "Working Families First" Tour — sharing his message of fighting for working people with Ohioans across the state.