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Senate candidate says he can beat Strickland and Portman

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Ohio's primary election is just a little over a month away.

P.G. Sittenfeld (the P.G. stands for Paul George) is a 31 year old Cincinnati City Councilman who wants to be Ohio's next U.S. Senator.

Sittenfeld says he is setting himself apart from his opponent, former Governor Ted Strickland, by taking a stand against the NRA and demanding new gun control measures.

"Assault weapons were designed for military combat situations these don't belong in the streets in our cities where we see used tragically in mass killings in our movie theaters and our schools and making straw purchasers a federal crime," says Sittenfeld.

Sittenfeld says he is proud of his accomplishments in Cincinnati so far.  He says he helped to make schools what he calls common learning centers or places all citizens can go to do things like play basketball or use computer resources.

"All of the partnerships that come and sort of live inside the school the agreement is they have to be financially self-sustaining. So if you are a health care provider you are doing 3rd party billing to medicaid. You might be a Boys and girls Club and because you are more aligned with your customer base the student you can serve, you go out and do more private fund raising so it's no additional expense to the taxpayers."

 Sittenfeld believes he will not only defeat Strickland, he is the only one who can beat incumbent Rob Portman.

"I think we are offering more substantive ideas around building an economy that works for everybody, around keeping Ohio families safe from gun violence, around making college affordable. That's why I think we'll prevail on March 15th and win on November 8th at the general election," says Sittenfeld. 

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