Strickland, left, is running for Senate. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, a Democrat, announced Wednesday morning he will challenge Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, in 2016.
“I’m running for the United States Senate in 2016 because I am determined to restore the American Dream for working people in this country,” Strickland said in a statement emailed to reporters.
Democrats need to gain five seats in 2016 to secure a majority, and in a presidential year that path could run through Ohio. Full story