Former Ohio Governor in Romney Ad Footage

Jul 12, 2012

Former Ohio Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland never expected to see himself so much in campaign advertising this year - especially in a commercial for Republican Mitt Romney's presidential bid.

The 2012 Barack Obama campaign co-chairman can be seen nodding agreement behind then-candidate Hillary Clinton in 2008 as she criticizes Obama for mailings she says distorted her record. The Romney ad claims Obama uses the same tactics against him.

The spot has been running for nearly two weeks in Ohio, among six battleground states where it's appeared. A Romney campaign spokesman declines to discuss details or future plans for the ad.

Strickland says it takes a moment from "a very heated" primary campaign, and it's outdated because of Clinton's subsequent support for Obama and service as his secretary of state.