MASON, Ohio (AP) — Two candidates seeking to be the Democratic nominee for Republican Sen. Rob Portman’s seat in the 2016 election have taken their political messages to the Warren County Democratic Party, but one had the advantage of name recognition.
Former Gov. Ted Strickland and Cincinnati Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld spoke before about 300 people at a party fundraising dinner Sunday in Mason.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the 73-year-old Strickland received a standing ovation and people asked to pose with him for photographs. The 30-year-old Sittenfeld got his share of applause, but he had work the room to introduce himself to guests and get involved in conversations.
Sen. Sherrod Brown also was invited but sent a video because he was in Washington, D.C., for a vote on the Patriot Act and other issues.