The third ad, "Gina," features Gina Bonaminio, a recovering heroin addict from Lakewood, Ohio. She talks about her addiction and, like Campbell, praises Portman for his efforts fighting the drug epidemic. View that ad here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1c2v-rp2j0&feature=youtu.be
Portman has run a number of web ads so far in this campaign, but the three ads released today represent the first ads that he has put on TV.
Liz Margolis, a spokeswoman for former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, who is running against Portman, said Portman voted against funding for these same efforts last year. Specifically, Portman voted against a $1.1 trillion spending bill in December, denouncing it as wasteful. Money for Portman’s measure would come from that $1.1 trillion bill. Much of the anti-drug money from that bill has yet to be spent. Strickland, she said, tackled the scourge of drug abuse through enforcement, prevention and treatment — and unlike Senator Portman he actually does what he says.”