Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Ted Strickland Will Run For Senate Seat
By Eric Sandy
on Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 9:33 AM
Portman isn't picking up great numbers in name-recognition polls so far, though he's got a wide base of moderate-conservative support throughout much of Ohio. Strickland — who'll be 75 years old next fall — left his governorship with around a 39-percent approval rating. He held down that position for four years (2006-2010) and also served as U.S. congressman for a cumulative 12 years.
These are heavyweight Ohio candidates, and the campaign finances should be off the charts.
P.G. Sittenfeld, a 30-year-old member of Cincinnati City Council, has also entered the race. He's a Democrat who has picked up deep support from Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt.
In an announcement Wednesday, former Gov. Ted Strickland declared his intent to challenge incumbent Sen. Rob Portman next year: "I'm running for the United States Senate in 2016 because I am determined to restore the American Dream for working people in this country. I believe in the American Dream because I've lived it."