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U.S. Senate Candidate Ted Strickland Among First To Vote Early, In Person, In Ohio

Former Ohio Governor and U.S. Senate candidate Ted Strickland votes in Columbus
Former Ohio Governor and U.S. Senate candidate Ted Strickland votes in Columbus

Democrats have both a presidential primary and a contest for the party’s nomination for US Senate on the March 15 ballot – and they used the first day of early, in person voting to promote those primaries.

Endorsed Democratic US Senate candidate Ted Strickland voted in Columbus shortly before 8 a.m. The former governor has a big lead over his primary opponent, Cincinnati City Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld, who picked up the backing of another former governor, Richard Celeste. Strickland says he’s not concerned.

“When I consider the endorsements I have across the state, hundreds of them, I not intimidated by a handful of endorsements for my opponent. I’m really not. But people have the right to make their choices and I respect that.”

Polls show Strickland is in a dead heat with Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman but is far behind Portman in fundraising.

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