Conservative Group Makes $850K TV Buy for Portman in Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A conservative nonprofit linked to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has bought $850,000 in television ads across Ohio favoring a jobs bills sponsored by Republican Sen. Rob Portman.

The One Nation spots will air for 10 days starting Wednesday on broadcast and cable stations in Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo and Youngstown and on cable only in Lima and in Wheeling and Charleston, West Virginia. Radio and digital spots bring the total ad buy to $1.12 million.

The group was launched in May to highlight practical Senate legislation, with McConnell’s encouragement. It is run by American Crossroads president and CEO Steven Law.

Two Democrats are facing off to challenge Portman in Ohio in 2016: former Gov. Ted Strickland and Cincinnati councilman P.G. Sittenfeld.