In recent weeks, Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman has raised some eyebrows after receiving some endorsements from labor groups that often back Democrats. But some other big labor organizations in the Buckeye State are warning not to read too much into that.
The head of the Ohio AFL-CIO, Tim Burga, says his organization represents about a half million members who are backing Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Ted Strickland for his stand on issues affecting workers.
“Rob Portman has been wrong and Ted Strickland has been right,” said Burga.