Latest Fact-checks on Ted Strickland Ted Strickland stated on October 20, 2016 in the Ohio Senate debate: Says Rob Portman "said the auto rescue was a lousy deal for Ohio." Ted Strickland stated on October 20, 2016 in the U.S. Senate debate in Cleveland: Says Rob Portman was a registered foreign agent whose "client was Haiti, at a time when the Baby Doc, Duvalier, who was a despot, was killing people." Ted Strickland stated on October 14, 2016 in in a Ohio senatorial candidate debate: Says Sen. Rob Portman said, "It would be irresponsible not to cut Medicare." Ted Strickland stated on September 21, 2016 in a campaign ad: Says Rob Portman "even voted to allow people on the terrorism watch list to buy guns." Ted Strickland stated on May 14, 2016 in a fundraising email by campaign manager: "While Rob Portman relies on his super PAC and a handful of billionaires to do his dirty work, we don’t have a super PAC, and quite frankly, we don’t want one that spends millions to spew out lies and distortions." Ted Strickland stated on May 9, 2016 in a campaign stop at Steelworkers 1104 in Lorain, Ohio: Trade deals are negotiated in "secret" and, unlike corporate interests, politicians never invite "the leaders of the AFL-CIO or steelworkers or the mine workers to come in and sit down in these meetings." Ted Strickland stated on March 17, 2016 in campaign ad, "Beltway Rob": "It was (Rob Portman’s) job to stop China’s illegal dumping of steel. He failed, looked the other way, did nothing." Ted Strickland stated on December 10, 2016 in a Facebook post: "With 320,000 net Ohio manufacturing jobs lost, (Sen. Rob) Portman calls NAFTA a ‘proven success’." Ted Strickland stated on January 8, 2013 in a news release: Says Ohio’s economic recovery "started in February 2010." Ted Strickland stated on October 17, 2012 in an interview on CNN: 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." Ted Strickland stated on August 5, 2012 in a "Face the Nation" interview: 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." Ted Strickland stated on August 27, 2012 in a campaign speech: 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. Ted Strickland stated on July 26, 2011 in an interview with Politico: "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]." Ted Strickland stated on December 20, 2010 in an interview with The Plain Dealer: "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." Ted Strickland stated on October 13, 2010 in a campaign video: "Congressman Kasich wants to use our tax dollars to give secret bonuses to his corporate friends." Ted Strickland stated on August 27, 2010 in a campaign video: "Kasich’s trade deals cost Ohio thousands of jobs - 49,000 jobs to Mexico, 91,000 to China." Ted Strickland stated on September 17, 2010 in a posting to the state's Office of Management and Budget website: About $4.89 billion in one-time money was used to balance the current state general revenue fund budget. Ted Strickland stated on July 17, 2010 in a news release: "In 2009, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council ranked Ohio 11th in the nation and 1st in the Midwest for overall business climate." Ted Strickland stated on July 6, 2010 in a campaign speech: "In renewable and advanced energy manufacturing projects, Ohio now ranks first among the 50 states." Ted Strickland stated on July 6, 2010 in a campaign speech: "Ohio’s electricity rates are 10 percent below the national average." Ted Strickland stated on July 6, 2010 in a campaign speech: "In Ohio, we invested in our children, raising school funding by 5.5 percent in the last budget."