Portman is Getting Endorsements from Unions
Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman is enjoying a surge of momentum lately by earning the endorsement of several union groups, which typically support the Democratic nominee. But as Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports -- other unions are doubling down on their support of Ted Strickland.
So far four labor unions are backing the Republican Senator Rob Portman in his re-election fight against Democratic former Gov. Ted Strickland. Portman says the groups like what he has to say about job development and regulations.
Portman: “Those kinds of issues union members care about, on the trade front they want to have a shot at their own American dream.”
A large majority of Ohio’s unions still back Strickland however, and although they’ve already announced their endorsements, groups like Tim Burga’s AFL-CIO are echoing their support.
Burga: “Rob Portman has been wrong and Ted Strickland has been right.”
Strickland says the unions supporting Portman are trying to get the best deal possible on pending pension deals.