July 7th, 2010
11:54 AM ET
12 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. Nancy

    Gov. Strickland has done a good job for Ohio during a bad time. The Republican governors of states like CA, AZ and others that have been hurt especially hard don't take the blame for their state's job losses, so it's unfair to put all the blame on our governor.

    July 7, 2010 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  2. kyle from ohio

    I've seen the commerical; and i leave the commerical think maybe, but what could you have done about it , and going forward what are you offering different that the same old line of Cutting taxes to create jobs. Sorry we have seen that at work already, and by the way tax cutting or gov't spend is still simulating the economy. but at least gov't spending is a targeted part of the economy, were tax cuts could mean i'll spend the money later or not at all.

    July 7, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  3. Dan, TX

    Want wars, no problem, let's let our children and grandchildren pay for it. Let the seniors enjoy all the money they spent on their wars, their social security and medicare, etc. But let's let the younger people pay for it.

    Our country is in decline because the 50+ year olds betrayed their children by putting their own luxuries and comforts ahead of their children. Shame on the AARP generation. I wish there were death panels, because I'd love to serve on one.

    July 7, 2010 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  4. Dale

    Another Obama lover on the take. Liberal policies take down entire nations. That's why other countries are pushi g toward capitalism oh except our poor excuse of a president

    July 7, 2010 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  5. Ben

    Feeble attempt at a comeback by Strickland's proxy. There's no running form the truth. Those 400,000 lost jobs are all on Strickland. Anyone who can't see that is living in denial.

    July 7, 2010 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  6. Vic of New York

    The problem with the Republican Governors Association is that they have failed to link the time line of job losses to their hero: George Jr. Bush!

    Same old Republican hypocrasy, what else is new?

    July 7, 2010 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
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