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Former Gov.Ted Strickland says he's not dodging primary debates
Strickland says Republican Sen. Portman is his target, not fellow Democrat Sittenfeld

Karen Kasler
Ted Strickland was at a women’s healthcare roundtable about an hour before Portman appeared at an Ohio Right to Life rally.
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The endorsed Democrat in the primary for U.S. Senate has been blasted by his opponent and others for not being very visible in this campaign. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler talked to him about that – and to the opponent those Democrats are fighting to face in the fall.
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Former Gov. Ted Strickland has been slammed by his primary opponent, Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld, for turning down debates. But Strickland says the reason is not because he fears Sittenfeld.

“I don’t want to fight with a fellow Democrat. I am focusing on this Republican who I hope to defeat.”

Sittenfeld has little name recognition and money going into the primary. Meanwhile, incumbent Republican Sen. Rob Portman says he has no opinion on the battle between Strickland and Sittenfeld.

“It doesn’t matter which candidate it is: We’re still going to have these stark differences.”

Strickland is far behind Portman in fundraising, but says he’s been leading in polls, so he won’t need as much money as Portman has to beat him. Portman says he’s confident his record will get him re-elected.
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