Ted Strickland received official endorsements from ODP State Executive Committee, former President Bill Clinton, Senator Sherrod Brown, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and Columbus City Council President — and Columbus mayoral candidate — Andrew J. Ginther. Strickland also earned the support of three of the four Democrats in Ohio’s U.S. House delegation: Representatives Joyce Beatty of Jefferson Township, Tim Ryan of Niles and Marcia Fudge of Cleveland.
As a Washington insider for nearly three decades and as President George W. Bush’s U.S. Trade Representative and Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Rob Portman helped shepherd in the policies that caused the Great Recession, which decimated Ohio’s economy and left middle class families in the dust.
Ohio Democratic Party Statement on Six Week Ban
COLUMBUS- Today, the Ohio House of Representatives passed the Six Week Abortion ban 55 votes for, and 40 votes against. The bill will now go to the Senate for consideration.
The Ohio Democratic Party filed an Amicus Brief at the United States Supreme Court urging the court to reverse the Sixth Circuit ruling upholding Ohio’s ban on marriage equality. In addition, the ODP is working with the Michigan Democratic Party—uniting hundreds of officials from all four states of the Sixth Circuit (Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan and Ohio) to speak up in one voice for the rights of those who these “bans” have unconstitutionally targeted for a decade. Ohio’s Attorney General Mike DeWine continues to go to the highest court in the land to forcefully rebut his deeply flawed legal reasoning.