What They’re Saying: Strickland, Warren Campaign for Working Families in Columbus, Cleveland

Warren: “Ted Strickland’s agenda is an Ohio agenda. It’s an American agenda.”

COLUMBUS, OH –– This weekend, Ted Strickland joined Senator Elizabeth Warren at campaign stops in Columbus and Cleveland, speaking about their shared agenda of fighting for working families in contrast to Senator Rob Portman’s record of fighting for the rich and the powerful and Portman’s continued support for Donald Trump.

Here’s what they’re saying:

Ohio State University Lantern: Warren, Strickland visit Ohio State.

  • “As the Ohio State Buckeyes prepared for a football matchup against Oklahoma on Saturday, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Ohio senatorial candidate Ted Strickland addressed a crowd of about 600 in the Ohio Union, where they pitched both Strickland’s and Hillary Clinton’s candidacies.”

  • “Strickland pitched his platform as more inclusive and oriented toward the working class than Portman’s by attacking Portman for his support on issues such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed free-trade deal between the U.S. and several Asian countries, and NAFTA. ‘(Portman) is the best senator China has ever had,’ Strickland said.”

  • “[Strickland] also contrasted Portman to Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who ran against Trump in the Republican presidential primaries and recently called for bipartisan unity during a visit to the White House on Friday.”

  • “Warren and Strickland split their time stumping for Clinton’s presidency and criticizing Portman and Trump. ‘We’re going to come through at the end, and (Clinton is) going to need a Democratic Senate,’ said Strickland, who was recently on campus to visit OSU’s chapter of College Democrats.”

  • “Hanna Detwiler, a third-year in English and psychology and communications director for OSU’s College Democrats, said the event left her excited. ‘(Strickland and Warren) are both amazing progressives,’ she said, citing the portions of their speeches directed at financial reform.”

Springfield News-Sun:We Need Ted Strickland and We Need Hilary Clinton.” “Most of Warren’s 25-minute speech was spent bashing Trump and stumping for former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, who is running against incumbent U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, and extolling the values of the Democratic party [...] We need Ted Strickland and we need Hillary Clinton,’ said Warren, who has been playing the role of attack dog against Trump.”

WKSU: John Lithgow, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren Make a Case for Hillary Clinton in Ohio. “During the speech, Warren laid out the case against ‘trickle-down’ economics, saying it was bad for the middle-class. And she used that as one example of the difference between Portman and Strickland. ‘[Senator] Sherrod Brown and I worked really hard to get a bill to refinance student loans and bring down the cost of going to college for millions of our students: Rob Portman voted no. When we put together a bill to increase the minimum wage -- for families who are struggling – Rob Portman voted no.’”

CBS: Warren Praises Strickland. “The Massachusetts Senator also played the part of cheerleader, pumping her fists as she sang praises of Ohio Senate candidate Ted Strickland.” 

10 TV: Warren: Support Clinton and Strickland. “Warren encouraged the crowd to register to vote and volunteer for both campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Ted Strickland, who introduced her at the event.”

WSYX-TV Columbus: Warren Rally.

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  • Warren: “Hillary Clinton and Ted Strickland’s agenda isn’t just a Democratic agenda. It’s an opportunity agenda. It’s an Ohio agenda. It’s an American agenda.”

  • “Both Warren and Ted Strickland spoke at the event. They told students and staff not just to vote for Clinton but also build a Democratic Senate.”

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