All statements involving Ted Strickland

Says Ohio’s economic recovery "started in February 2010."

Says Gov. John  Kasich incorrectly claimed Ohio’s economy was 38th in the nation when he took office. "We were sixth in the nation in terms of economic job growth."

Ohio has "created 45,000 new manufacturing jobs since 2010. And that's due in large part to the fact that the auto rescue has helped Ohio."

Says Mitt Romney’s tax plans would "give an additional $250,000 tax cut to millionaires and billionaires" while raising taxes on the middle class.

"Josh Mandel used to be pro-choice, now he’s anti-choice. He used to be sympathetic towards gay and lesbians and now he’s [not]."

"We are one of only two states to have eight consecutive months of declining unemployment. Twenty-one states had increased unemployment last month. Ours went down."

"Congressman Kasich wants to use our tax dollars to give secret bonuses to his corporate friends."

"Ted Strickland destroyed Ohio jobs when he busted the budget."

"(Strickland) raised taxes last year to the tune of $840 million."

"The total number of dollars that passes through the Department of Development is like $900 million and like $650 (million) of it has nothing to do with development, which is breathtaking when you think about it."

"Kasich’s trade deals cost Ohio thousands of jobs - 49,000 jobs to Mexico, 91,000 to China."

About $4.89 billion in one-time money was used to balance the current state general revenue fund budget.

"We didn’t have a development director for over seven months."

"In 2009, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council ranked Ohio 11th in the nation and 1st in the Midwest for overall business climate."

"In renewable and advanced energy manufacturing projects, Ohio now ranks first among the 50 states."

"Ohio’s electricity rates are 10 percent below the national average."

"In Ohio, we invested in our children, raising school funding by 5.5 percent in the last budget."

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