Ted Strickland

Strickland Apologizes for Scalia Remarks

Former Ohio Gov. and Senate hopeful Ted Strickland (D) apologized for saying that Justice Antonin Scalia’s death “happened at a good time,” since it came just before the Supreme Court ruled on a case that could have been a blow to unions, Morning Consult reports.

Said Strickland: “I mean, the death of Scalia saved labor from a terrible decision. And I don’t wish anyone ill, but it happened at a good time because once that decision had been made, it would have been tough to reverse it.”

Strickland Expected to Launch Senate Bid

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (D) is likely to launch a long-rumored U.S. Senate bid this week, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

“Strickland is expected to issue a morning statement, and all indications are that he will confirm his intentions to challenge Republican incumbent Rob Portman. It’s a decision that could pit two Washington veterans against each other in a nationally watched race that could have ramifications on which party controls Congress.”

Strickland Begins Raising Money for Senate Bid

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (D) has started raising money for a 2016 U.S. Senate bid, the Youngstown Vindicator reports.

“Strickland hasn’t formed a campaign committee yet… Those running for the Senate must form a committee and file the proper paperwork with the Federal Election Commission within 15 days of raising or spending $5,000.”

Strickland Will Make Senate Run

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (D) will run for the U.S. Senate next year, the Youngstown Vindicator reports.

“Attempts to reach Strickland, a Democrat, by The Vindicator today have been unsuccessful. However, those sources say he told political allies Thursday that he would run in the 2016 Democratic primary for the seat and was spending today talking to high-level donors about his decision.”