Fibs and facts from the Portman v. Strickland debate

"Last time I checked, Ted Strickland is still Ted Strickland", he said.

"There are people who work really hard", Strickland maintained, "and every decision they make, they have to ask themselves, 'do I have enough money to do this, to buy this for my family".

Portman said OH lost 355,000 jobs when Strickland was governor, which coincided with the national recession. "I think it has resulted in some job loss and some job gain", Portman said of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Since the beginning of the race, Portman has led in both the polls and in funding.

Binning predicted Portman's campaign will continue to push to run up his numbers, which would look especially good if Donald Trump loses or wins narrowly in Ohio.

"My opponent supports a minimum wage that will result in the loss of 30,000 jobs in OH and 500,000 jobs nationwide", Portman said."If we are going to increase minimum wage, let's do it in a way that will create new opportunities for young people under the age 24".

The first of three debates between the two major party candidates for U.S. Senate got heated very quickly, as Democratic challenger Ted Strickland, who trails Republican Sen.

ANews/Wall Street Journal poll found that Portman held an 18-point lead over Strickland.

"The Strickland campaign is launching an aggressive paid media effort to capitalize on this moment and the new dynamic in the campaign", he said.

With programs such as the federal stimulus, "We were able to invest in communities like Youngstown and other communities across the state, so that I gave [Gov.] John Kasich a recovering economy", Strickland said. Mr. Strickland fired back that he balanced the budget, as required by law.

On Friday, Strickland fell under scrutiny after footage obtained by the Need to Know Network showed the Democratic candidate telling an audience that OH taxpayers had been "raped" by the charter school system in the state.

"It was not an easy decision because I am a Republican and I believe the policies that the Republican party has are better to deal with this middle-class squeeze", Portman said.

COLUMBUS (AP) - Republican U.S. Sen.

Strickland noted that Trump had made a string of incendiary comments before the 2005 tape was discovered-including openly mocking a disabled reporter and attacking a Gold Star family.

Mr. Strickland said Mr. Portman let other senators "carry his water" by passing the bill without him having to support the measure, which was criticized by fiscal conservatives.

Strickland responded by saying Trump has been saying outrageous thing for more than a year-and-a-half.

  • Archie Newman