July 7th, 2010
11:54 AM ET
4 years ago

New ad targets Strickland for job losses

(CNN) – Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland is the target of a new Republican Governors Association ad highlighting the number of jobs that have been lost in the Buckeye State since the Democrat took office in 2007.

The 30-second spot called "Gone" features three office-employees discussing recent Ohio job cuts at large corporations such as NCR, Fischbein and Novelis.

"We lost 400,000 jobs under Strickland," one of the employees says.

"Gotta be a world record," another responds.


A spokesman for the RGA would not say where the ad is running or how much money is being spent on it.

Strickland is battling former Rep. John Kasich for the governor's mansion. A recent Quinnipiac University survey showed Strickland holds a 7-point lead but is unable to draw support from more than 50 percent of the electorate.

Responding to the ad, a Strickland spokeswoman said "Ohioans understand that this recession didn't start on High Street in Columbus."

"They know it started on Wall Street and in Washington, where Congressman Kasich supported unfair trade deals and top-down economic policies that may have helped him make a fortune at Lehman Brothers, but didn't work out so well for Ohio companies and workers," Communications Director Lis Smith said.


Filed under: 2010 • Ohio • RGA • Ted Strickland
soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. Rick McDaniel

    Government is doing nothing to stem the job losses. The GOP hasn't done anything to counter them either.

    You cannot send all of of the manufacturing for all US corporations to China.....and still have any jobs.

    If government allows that.......then it will simply be a matter of time until revolt happens, because of all the unemployed.

    July 7, 2010 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  2. Larry

    Kasich is a Lehman Brothers flunkie. When Lehman Brothers failed it cost Ohio retirees $450 million.

    The jobs Ohio lost were typical of other states during this recession. Not "a world record", like the lying Republicans put forth.

    Kasich is just another lying Republican stooge. Strickland is right, Ohio knows better.

    July 7, 2010 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  3. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    How much can be blamed directly on a govenor and how much based on the actual company that left? I tend to think that it is for the company that is to blame. They could have stayed rather than ship the jobs overseas.

    July 7, 2010 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  4. obama victim

    the wheels are coming off for the dems....we are witnessing a collapse of biblical porportions for the left.....hope they don't mind me using "biblical"

    July 7, 2010 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  5. larry

    It doesn't matter who was in office ...those jobs would still have been lost.

    July 7, 2010 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  6. T'SAH from Virginia

    This is soooooooooooo ridiculous!!!! So what the RepubliCAN'Ts are saying is – "vote for ME and I will bring back the 400,000 jobs lost – PLUS SOME!!!!

    Give me a BREAK!!!! Jobs were lost all over America and we have RepubliCAN'Ts already in office DOING NOTHING but saying NO!!! They even REFUSE to help those who ARE unemployed with extended unemployment benefits..... Dang, and there are people out there that believes all of this CRAP!!

    July 7, 2010 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  7. keith A. sillsbury

    how dumb do republicans think we Americans are? evidently as dumb as they are.

    July 7, 2010 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  8. FRANK - LAS VEGAS

    Typical GOP lie. Blame the democrat for the economy that they drove off the cliff and vote against every effort that would help.

    Vote NO in NOvember to the party of NO.

    July 7, 2010 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  9. Nancy OH

    This is BS; those jobs, like most others in the country, were lost due to many things outside a governer's control. How does Stricklen own the country's economic crash? Give me a break....that blame is best targeted at "big business" GOP. Should Calif. be blaming Republicans for their economic woes just because Arnie is a Republican? Typical GOP groping for votes by twisting the truth. Most of us aren't falling for this crap anymore!

    July 7, 2010 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  10. Bill NY

    More manure from a republican party that favors giving tax breaks to large corporations that send jobs overseas.

    July 7, 2010 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  11. janetlaw

    Hey, CNN – oooooooooooooooold news – ad has been running in Ohio for weeks. And, what a stupid one it is – just like blaming the current administration for Bush's mess – Strickland is simply trying to clean up the HUGE mess that Bush left – like a lot of office-holders (yes, dem and rep) are trying to do right now.

    July 7, 2010 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  12. Donkey Party

    The GOP are nothing but a bunch of lying, hate and fear mongering racists that would best serve this country at the business end of a firing-squad.

    July 7, 2010 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  13. thor

    Strickland is another politician that has drinked the kool-aid that Obama has provided !!

    July 7, 2010 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  14. J

    Actually, the NCR job loss was blamed on the former mayor of Dayton, so Kasich is already wrong.

    July 7, 2010 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  15. independent

    Jobs gone due to national GOP mismanagement and excesses during the prior 6-7 years. Jobs lost because of a lack of wall street and bank regulations dating back 6-10 years. Jobs lost due to eight years of federal tax credits allowing companies to ship jobs overseas.

    I am not sure Strickland had much to do with the jobs lost.

    July 7, 2010 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  16. REG in AZ

    The gross dishonesty of the Republican Party, aimed at manipulating and controlling public opinion while they stubbornly pursue their political ambitions, is disgusting and all that Bush-Cheney arrogantly did, with the full support of the Republican Party, was really criminal. Some simply choose to wear blinders and to accept the subterfuge that allows them to believe whatever they emotionally want to and then theirs’ is an irresponsibility that literally supports the total irresponsibility that has cost us so much. Hopefully they are just a minority so that everyone won’t have to suffer a return to ‘more of the same’ that got us all of the problems we have today.

    July 7, 2010 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  17. one voice

    It was the game plan for the mega rich corporations to lay off workers to make any Democrat look bad. The bottom line is: we were losing 750,000 jobs a month well before President Obama even took office. This has nothing to do with Democrats except the situation would've been worse if the Democrats didn't have control of Congress at that time. Having control of Congress at that time stopped any further damage by the FAILED POLICIES of the CORPORATE DRIVEN GOP. PERIOD

    July 7, 2010 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  18. mike

    how many of these Republican Governors in that Association have
    created new jobs for there state if unemployment is high all over the
    country these idiots should keeping there big mouth shut

    July 7, 2010 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  19. Augsbee

    No, people just don't want to recognize that new Technology, Green/Clean Technology, new Processing computer programs have caused old style manufacturing jobs, etc... to disappear and numerous of these people don't have the skills, usage for example in programs such as Navision which is used in warehousing, shipping & handling.

    Most don't even have a basic command of Excel, People Manager so they don't meet the requirements to move over to new jobs available in offices, logistics, etc.... Most are not multi taskers either.

    Gov. Strickland is going to have to bring these people into the new century of technology or create a lot of basic skill construction jobs, even sewing is computerized, the problem is he is a rural person himself.

    July 7, 2010 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  20. Padraig

    Stimulus package at its best.

    July 7, 2010 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  21. JB

    Did those republican governors also complain when GW Bush gave trillions in tax breaks to the top 1% stating that those were the folks that supposedly create jobs – and only 3 million jobs were created in 8 years? I didn't think so.

    People in glass houses....

    July 7, 2010 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  22. Fletch

    Thats just too bad. The truth can be really painful when so many people are out of work in your State.

    July 7, 2010 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  23. Richard in California

    To the RGA: Handing over the controls of a plane you aimed at a mountain, then blaming them when it crashes is an equivalent accusation to the one you made against Gov. Strickland. The unfortunate thing is that you already know this, but feign ignorance to the source of the economic recession, and claim innocence of supporting the policies that led to the massive job losses.

    July 7, 2010 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  24. U.S. Common Sense

    I'm not a supporter of Strickland, but that's just a bad ad. The state already suffers from the lack of a secondary industry, so when the economy dropped, what was the alternative for those being laid off? Leave the state?

    July 7, 2010 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  25. larry

    I guess when a republican shoots ten people with his AK 47 and these victims go to a hospital and die, obviously, accoriding to the republican governors association, it was the democratic doctor at the hospital who caused their deaths. These republicans are liars and thieves. It was the Bush tax cuts that led to the horrible economic situation and that's why people are losing their jobs.

    July 7, 2010 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
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