Former Gov. Ted Strickland (D-OH) argues that President Obama is largely responsible for the economic recovery in his state as the Democratic National Convention kicks off Tuesday.
“The auto industry is doing really well, investments are being made, thousands of people are working as a result, and the president is responsible for that,” says Strickland.
The former Ohio governor and national co-chair for the Obama campaign said he is “confident” that Obama will win Ohio in the fall and said he “will speak the truth” about the president’s influence on Ohio’s economic recovery in a convention speech late Tuesday.
"I’m going to talk about what’s happened in Ohio and who’s responsible for Ohio’s economic rebound. It wasn’t former governor Ted Strickland, it wasn’t current governor John Kasich," says Strickland regarding his speech. "It was Barack Obama, who saved the auto industry and, that’s responsible, we believe, for at least in a related way, one out of every 8 jobs in Ohio.”