Ohio Senate race

Portman Criticizes Strickland's Foreign Policy In New Web Ad

Portman's ad ties Strickland to Obama and Hillary Clinton, whose policies “have made America weaker and ISIS stronger." (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Rob Portman’s re-election campaign is renewing attacks on Democratic candidate Ted Strickland’s foreign policy, accusing in a new Web ad that the former Ohio governor’s position on international issues enables ISIS and Iran.  

The ad is part of a series of online spots targeting Strickland’s foreign policy, an issue Republicans are confident will give them an edge in the general election. A Portman official, who declined to elaborate how much the campaign is spending on the series but said it was worth at least $100,000, says the buy will run until it reaches 1 million views.