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Strickland condemns Portman and GOP stance on Supreme Court

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -

U.S. Senate candidate Ted Strickland addressed the controversy surrounding the vacancy on the Supreme Court during a stop in Youngstown Tuesday.

Strickland used the downtown federal courthouse for a backdrop as he condemned Senator Rob Portman and the Republican leadership for refusing to even consider a new supreme court nominee from President Obama.

Strickland cited a new poll by Public Policy Polling which shows the majority of Ohioan's believe the vacant seat on the Supreme Court should be filled this year. 

"I believe that the people of Ohio have a right to expect our Senator, Rob Portman, to do his constitutional duty and to start listening to the people of Ohio rather than listening to the Washington power brokers," Strickland said.

The former Governor said that Portman and the GOP leadership saying that the President should not even put forth a Justice nominee is unacceptable.

Strickland is opposing Republican Rob Portman for his U.S. Senate seat from Ohio.

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