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OH Dem Strickland Not ‘Cheerleader for Coal,’ Wants More Gun Control

OH Dem Strickland Not ‘Cheerleader for Coal,’ Wants More Gun Control

It’s no wonder Sen. Rob Portman has almost a 20 point lead over Strickland.

James O’Keefe of Project Veritas has released a video that exposes Ohio’s Democratic Senate candidate Ted Strickland’s real positions on coal and guns while confirming that the Democrats have given up on his campaign.

According to Strickland, 87% of Ohio’s energy comes from coal, but he admitted on camera that coal isn’t a big deal to him:

“No, I’m not big on coal. I’m not big on coal. I understand coal. Coal is dying,” he said.

Yeah, it’s no wonder why the United Mine Workers of America decided to endorse Strickland’s opponent Sen. Rob Portman.

Later on, Strickland told the PV journalists he is not a cheerleader for the coal industry, saying its dying while promoting other energy sources to combat climate change.

However, another journalist recorded David Bergstein, Strickland’s communications director, promoting Strickland’s connections to the Appalachia area. Bergstein, though, skirted around the issue of Strickland wanting to eliminate the coal industry.

Project Veritas caught up with Strickland’s wife Frances and asked if he would ever get behind a full out gun ban. She said no, but admitted Strickland’s coming around to “common sense” gun control even though he allegedly gets his gun position through the Second Amendment:

But I think he is evolving, and he’s going to lose votes from the people he represented in southern Ohio, because they don’t want any, so he’s going to have to convince them what he’s doing is common sense. And then as things keep progressing I think he can keep pulling more in the Common Sense direction (stricter gun laws). It’s going to be part Common Sense. You know, AK-47s aren’t Common Sense. But he’s got to start somewhere.

The latest poll shows GOP Sen. Rob Portman has a 17 point lead over Strickland. This could explain why Hillary Clinton workers told Project Veritas journalists that her campaign pulled funding for Strickland:

ANDY DICKERSON, CLINTON CAMPAIGN WORKER: Yeah, I mean they [Portman] have so much money and so many negative ads and we just haven’t been able to quite combat it.

Dickerson is correct:

Portman raised $4.5 million in the third quarter, campaign aides said, leaving him $7.6 million on hand. That’s significantly less than Portman had at the end of last quarter, but he’s in the midst of a massive $15 million ad buy. He has no plans to scale that air campaign back despite his lead, campaign sources said, and he’s attempting to blow out Strickland by as much as possible.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Senate Majority PAC have pulled remaining ads for Strickland from now until two weeks before the election.

The journalists even caught Dylan Fonner, lead organizer for Ohio Democratic Party and Hillary for America, on tape admitting it won’t be a bad thing if Portman wins:

If Rob Portman won it won’t be the end of the world. It sucks, but it’s not the end of the world.


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DieJustAsHappy | October 5, 2016 at 4:10 pm

“AK-47s aren’t Common Sense.” Yeah, well tell me that when the country is no longer being invaded …

    Ragspierre in reply to DieJustAsHappy. | October 5, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    An AK-47…the better made ones…is very common-sense.

    That’s why they are so used around the globe. They were designed to be very much the “common man’s” weapon, and their ammunition is usually plentiful and cheap.

      DieJustAsHappy in reply to Ragspierre. | October 5, 2016 at 5:57 pm

      There was the recent jewelry store robbery in Texas. As I recall, a couple of the employees were carrying and the owner was armed as well, with an AK-47.

      Given the gangs, the drug cartels, the unknown equation of just how many terrorists have entered the country (with, no doubt, more to come), added to daily criminal activity, the matter of self-defense will evidently continue for any number of years.

Funny, has a story today about Strickland’s flip flop on Gun Control.

I still find it amazing that the Democrats nominated Strickland after having such a terrible record as Governor. The Dems had a chance to flip this seat back to them, but Strickland got the nod and poof no more chances.

If you have to convince someone of something then it isn’t quite “common sense.”

Elect a democrat back into office enough times and they always return to the party line.

Coal is dying,” he said.

Coal is being killed.

Big difference.

I saw an estimate once that it would powering the US with solar panels would cost about $73 Trillion, and I’m sure it was low. Given that coal provides at least 1/3 of US energy, I would assume that either a) Ted Strickland is delusional, or b) he has $25+T Trillion dollars worth of solar panels sitting in his basement.

buckeyeminuteman | October 6, 2016 at 1:37 pm

You know where Rob Portman stands on Loretta Lynch? He voted to confirm her as the AG even though she stated she has no problem with Obama’s executive amnesty. Giant douche or turd sandwich? Which will leave a less-worse taste in your mouth.