Latest Half-True Fact-checks on Ted Strickland 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 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 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 July 6, 2010 in a campaign speech: "In renewable and advanced energy manufacturing projects, Ohio now ranks first among the 50 states."