(CNN) – Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland made it official Tuesday morning: He's not going to make a bid next year to try and reclaim his old job.
"I am announcing my decision not to seek election as Governor of Ohio in 2014. In many ways, this has been a very difficult decision," said Strickland in a statement.
(CNN) – Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, a Democrat, argued Sunday the swing state's relatively low unemployment rate is a result of President Barack Obama's economic policies rather than the work of current Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican.
"Ohio is coming back, and we're grateful for that. But the president deserves, in my judgment, the lion's share of the credit," Strickland said on CNN's "State of the Union."
(CNN) - With Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama focusing on Ohio and Virginia in recent days, two former leaders from those battleground states added their input Sunday on who will carry the states this fall.
Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, a Democrat, said the outcome will be close in November. But he argued that in the end, the president will take the Buckeye State.
Columbus, Ohio (CNN) - Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, a co-chairman of President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, called Mitt Romney an "elitist" in an interview with CNN and previewed the Democrats' populist plan of attack against him in Ohio this fall if he becomes the Republican nominee.
"I think he is an elitist, and I think he is out of touch," Strickland said in a phone interview. "If I were the president, I would talk about the Cayman Islands, I would talk about Swiss bank accounts. What could persuade a man running for president to have Swiss bank account?
(CNN) -Protests in two states have brought familiar Democratic faces back into the fold this week.
Former Gov. Ted Strickland called on Democratic supporters Saturday to join protests at the Ohio statehouse, one day after former Sen. Russ Feingold joined protesters at the Wisconsin capitol in Madison.
What both states have in common are defiant responses to legislative measures that would limit collective bargaining rights for state workers.
Washington (CNN) - Beginning Saturday and continuing over the next few weeks, some of the nation's most prominent governors will be leaving office as a new crop of state chief executives are sworn in.
Among the more well-known governors who will be leaving office: - Republicans Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, Charlie Crist of
Florida, Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota and Mark Sanford of South Carolina - Democrats Bill Richardson of New Mexico, David Paterson of New York, Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania, Ted Strickland of Ohio and Jennifer Granholm of Michigan.
(CNN) - Republican candidate John Kasich has defeated Democratic incumbent Gov. Ted Strickland in Ohio's gubernatorial race, CNN projects. Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.
(CNN) - Democratic Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland has moved to within one point of his Republican challenger, John Kasich, according to a new poll released the day before polling stations open in the critical battleground state.
Kasich leads Strickland 47 to 46 percent, with six percent of likely voters still undecided, according to the Quinnipiac University survey [pdf]. Five percent of voters say they have already chosen one of the candidates but could change their mind.
In the same poll, Kasich led Strickland by six points just one week ago and 10 points two weeks ago.
(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton often causes a stir when he stumps on the campaign trail, but at a rally for Ohio Democrats Gov. Ted Strickland and Rep. John Boccieri, it was Boccieri who initiated the commotion when he rushed offstage to be with his pregnant wife, Stacey.
Clinton was in the middle of his speech at a rally in Canton, Ohio on Saturday when he paused as Strickland tapped his elbow and told him Boccieri's wife was in labor.